The intention we ought to have when saying “Jesus” is to offer all the Masses that are being said all over the world for the glory of God, for our own needs, and for the world at large. About 500,000 Masses are celebrated daily. And we can and should share in all of these.
The Mass brings Jesus to our altars. At every Mass He is once again present here on earth, as really as when He became man in His Mother’s womb. He also sacrifices Himself on the Altar as really and truly as He did on Calvary, though in a mystical, unbloody manner. The Mass is said, not only for all those who assist at church, but for all those who wish to hear it and offer it with the priest.
All we have to do is to say reverently, “Jesus, Jesus,” with the intention of offering these Masses and participating in them. By doing this we have a share in all of them.
It is a wonderful grace to assist at and to offer one Mass; what will it not be to offer and share in 500,000 Masses every day!
Therefore, every time we say “Jesus,” let it be our intention:
To offer to God all the infinite love and merits of the Incarnation.
To offer to God the Passion and Death of Jesus Christ.
To offer to God all the 500,000 Masses being celebrated in the world – for His glory and our own intentions.
All that we have to do is to say the one word, “Jesus,” but knowing what we are doing.
St. Mechtilde was accustomed to offer the Passion of Jesus in union with all the Masses of the world for the souls in Purgatory.
Our Lord once showed her Purgatory open and thousands of souls going up to Heaven as the result of her little prayer.
When we say, “Jesus,” we can offer the Passion and the Masses of the world, either for ourselves or for the souls in Purgatory, or for any other intention we please.
We should always, too, offer them for the world at large and our own country in particular.