I have a love story to tell. And by no means an ordinary one. What makes this story so different is that though one partner is human, the other is divine. Mine is a tale of a divine-human romance, which led to a marital union of hearts more profound than that which is possible between human hearts. I am in a unique position to tell this story, because I happen to be the human who is in it. Whatever it means to be “in love,” I am in love with God.
So here is the main idea of what follows: through a remarkable set of events, developing over the course of more than forty years, my heart has become “fused” with the Heart of Jesus – apparently permanently. I use the word “fused” carefully. Like nuclear fusion, this joining has generated heat and energy; and also as with fusion, nothing has been destroyed or lost but only gained. That is, I am still thoroughly human, and my heart remains my heart – yet it is no longer only my heart, alone and isolated like an island among an immense chain of islands. Rather, my heart is in Christ’s Heart, and Christ’s Heart is in my heart.