Friday, June 27, 2014

Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Our lives have taken on a liturgical sense ever since we started reading the Bible daily. The months and years pass, marked by feast days and this particular devotion to the Sacred Heart is something wondrous. It is a natural progression of our conversion, of love and gratitude and reparation.

Pope Benedict XVI says: The essential nucleus of Christianity is expressed in the Heart of Jesus. St. Paul in his letter to Romans asks: What will separate us from the love of Christ? Will anguish, or distress, or persecution, or famine, or nakedness, or peril, or the sword? No, in all these things we conquer overwhelmingly through him who loved us. For I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor principalities, nor present things, nor future things, nor powers, nor height, nor depth, nor any other creature will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord. 

I have no words! This love is incomprehensible and unfathomable. And when I give thanks and praise, it's all from the bounty of God. For He loved us first, when we were still sinners.

Our home has a blessed picture of the Sacred Heart, along with a picture of St. Joseph, the model human father and the Immaculate Heart of Mary, whose virtues I ask to be clothed in daily. This day is a special day to pray for all priests who participate in the Divine Mysteries, who act in persona Christi. 

Loved this reflection from the ADW blog.


Faith E. Hough said...

Happy feast of the Immaculate Heart today!

Vijaya said...

Thank you! I suppose it's not a surprise that one feast follows the other :)