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.