Posted by: fvbcdm | June 7, 2013

Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus (7 June 2013)

 Today is the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, probably the most important devotion that we enjoy in our lives as Catholics since it celebrates, contemplates, and incorporates into our lives the immense love of God for us as manifested in the heart of our Divine Lord. Our Savior himself revealed to the world the love he has for us when he appeared repeatedly to Saint Margaret Mary back in the 17th century and showed her his heart, saying to her, “Behold this heart which has loved men so much and has been so little loved in return.” All of the warmth, the tenderness, the affection, and the self-giving devotion of the incarnate God for us, his human brothers and sisters, is celebrated in the devotion to the sacred heart of Christ, our Lord. That human heart was formed in the womb of his virgin mother and is the symbol to us of God’s love for humankind. Remaining God, he became a man; remaining totally spiritual in his divinity, he took upon himself a body in his humanity, and that body contains a beating heart, the symbol of love, of God’s affection and care for us. How blessed we are by the knowledge that our God is a God of love, of goodness, of concern for us!

June is the month dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, of which we have just spoken briefly. And, as always, we dedicate this month to the love and service of God in our lives and ask that this new chapter in our lives be lived according to the holy will of God, so that it will be a fitting preparation for our entrance into eternal life. Thank you for seeking God’s truth. God bless you. Father Victor Brown, O.P.

Note:  Father Brown composed this message some years ago

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