Friday, 19 June 2009

Sacred Heart of Jesus

Posted: 18 Jun 2009 09:00 PM PDT

Hos 11:1, 3-4, 8c-9 / Eph 3:8-12, 14-19 / Jn 19:31-37

The cry from Hosea’s heart, as he listened to God cry for Israel, reaches deep into the heart, especially the heart of parents who feel the loss of faith in their own children.

In Luke 13:34-35 and 19:41-44, Jesus cries over Jerusalem for its lack of faith. I think our reading from Hosea today is another cry from the Heart of Jesus for people to return to Him with a conversion of heart.

All the miracles Jesus worked then could not convince all the people of His day to come to Him. Is it any surprise that today we see more of the same?

How much ache is in your heart for brothers or sisters, mother or father, sons or daughters? Jesus knows that ache!

Embrace the ache with Him. Lay it before Him if you cannot contain it.

He knows. He understands. He loves. He aches.

This is the message of the Sacred Heart and Divine Mercy.

It’s okay to cry with Him for them.


Anonymous said...

The Catholic Church in Sabah no longer promotes the Enthronement of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in the homes of Sabah Catholics? I wonder why?

Haelius...Hailey...Hai Li... said...

perhaps da reason is dat there has been lack of the promotion to the devotion of sacred heart by the priests...I think....and not just the sacred heart, but many other special devotions...but what matters is dat we have firm trust in Him...and devotion to sacred heart will be more meaningful if we Love Him with all our heart...:)