"Jesus wants me to tell you again . . . how much love He has for each one of you ----beyond all you can imagine. I worry some of you still have not really met Jesus---one to one---you and Jesus alone. We may spend time in chapel---but have you seen with the eyes of your soul how He looks at you with love? Do you really know the living Jesus---not from books but from being with Him in your heart? Have you heard the loving words He speaks to you? Ask for the grace, He is longing to give it.
. . . Be careful of all that you can block that personal contact with the living Jesus. The Devil may try to use the hurts of your life, and sometimes our own mistakes---to make you feel it is impossible that Jesus really loves you, is really cleaving to you. This is a danger for all of us. And so sad, because it is completely opposite of what Jesus is really wanting, wanting to tell you. Not only that He loves you, but even more---He longs for you. He misses you when you don't come close. He thirst for you. He loves you always, even when you don't feel worthy. When not accepted by others, even by yourself sometimes---He is the one who always accepts you. My children, you don't have to be different for Jesus to love you. Only believe---you are precious to Him. Bring all you are suffering to His feet---only open your heart to be loved by Him as you are. He will do the rest."
-Mother Teresa, from her letter shared on March 25, 1993