img_03905Salesian Spirituality challenges the human person to become holy- to become a saint. It is often described as a spirituality of the heart. The author of St. Mark’s Gospel writes, ” You must love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength.” For St. Francis, the image of the heart best describes the human person’s love for God. To Live Jesus means to engrave that name on one’s heart. The human heart has the capacity to love with a “pure love” which is modeled on the unconditional love of God for the human person in the person of Jesus Christ. St. Francis puts stress on beginning from the interior life-knowing and loving God- and working outward to imitating the compassion and empathy of Jesus. One becomes filled with love of God in his or her heart, and the external expression of this love is the natural response to being loved unconditionally.(SOURCE: Living Jesus Booklet)