A Painting Located in Poland at Kalwaria Zebrzydowska
I’ve read “a broken [human] heart doubles in size if you let it.”
Unlike a strictly human heart, Jesus’ broken heart had the capacity to increase infinitely (as he is also God...) and God IS Love (today's Mass reading).
"It is ultimately by Christ’s obedience that we are saved, and this was determined in His heart. His love was manifested by His decision to both obey His Father and die for us. This is deeper than emotion or feeling, though it does not exclude them. When the solider thrust a lance in His chest and heaved it open, there was revealed the human heart of Christ who resolutely chose to save us. There was also revealed the very heart of God, who loves us infinitely." MCP
The Above Painting
This icon, painted in oil, is from one of St John Paul II's favorite shrines in Poland-Kalwaria Zebrzydowska and it's superb.The are several copies of it in the vicinity, including his childhood home parish and the Krakow Cathedral.
When regarding this image, think of how many times St John Paul II admired and prayed before it as a child and teenager. And then reflect on his many writings and references about the Sacred Heart.
Note the placement of this painting, just below a suffering Christ and above the tabernacle with The Pelican in Her Piety in metal bas-relief.
"Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is founded on orthodox Christology hammered out in the first centuries of the Church. Our Lord's human nature and His divine nature are united in one person - this is called in theology the hypostatic union..."
The Sacred Heart and the purifying of our emotions. link