Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8-9 / Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19 / John 31-37
Last Sunday we celebrated the Feast of Corpus Christi. And today we celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
These two feasts are closely connected the feast of Corpus Christi (the Body and Blood) of Christ points to none other than the Heart of Christ.
The feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus is a great feast in the Church. It celebrates the great love of Jesus for us, a love that is expressed through His Heart, which was pierced even after He had died on the Cross.
So in life, and even in death, Jesus loved us to the end, and out of His pierced Heart came forth Blood and Water, symbols of life and forgiveness, symbols of what the Heart of Jesus is all about.
In Matthew 11:29, Jesus say this of His Heart - For I am gentle and humble of heart.
Therefore devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus must bear fruits of gentleness and humility in our hearts, and to make reparation for our sins and expiation for the sins of othes.
And as we celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart, let us ask Jesus to make our hearts like His, so that with a gentle and humble heart, we will repent of our sins and with the love of the Heart of Jesus, we will bring others to His Heart.