Jesus of the Sacred Heart
I went to the top and asked Jesus to watch over my daughter,
Jesse, while she wasn't living with me. He assured me He would be with
her always in all ways - not to worry. He was true to His word!
she was away she decided to get a tattoo that she designed
herself. The tattoo is of a heart surrounded by thorns with flames coming from the top
of it, with three crosses in the flames sitting on the heart. The tattoo
represents to her my dad, Big Jim's heart, the thorns are for the doctors
not being able to save him, one cross is for him, one for Jesse and one for
life - the flames are for renewal.
A few weeks after the tattoo was permanently scrolled to her arm, my
grandmother mailed to me a picture of Jesus that belonged to my great
grandmother. Jesse had never seen the picture - it arrived while she
was visiting. I opened it and put it on my desk. Jesse went
upstairs to use my computer and just as quickly returned to the top of the
stairs and asked me to come to my office asap - she was a little more than
This particular picture of Jesus is often called Jesus of
the Sacred Heart. The elements of Jesse's tattoo were the same
as the images on the chest of Jesus: a single heart, thorns, flames and cross.
As she stood there in awe, I remembered what Jesus had told
me, "not to worry, that He would be with her always in all ways..." I
told her, "looks like Jesus helped you put that tattoo together. He
is always with you!"
Close up of the heart on Jesus'