Posted by: fvbcdm | June 1, 2017

Feast of Saint Justin (1 June 2017)

Today brings us to the beginning of the month of June, traditionally dedicated to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and tomorrow is the first Friday of the month—the day which our Lord requested to be observed as a day of special devotion to His Sacred Heart, when he appeared to Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque in the Seventeenth Century.  So we begin this month very much within the beautiful atmosphere of the Heart of our Divine Lord.

We human beings are made to love and to be loved.  It is the highest source of our joy and will eventually lead us to our eternal happiness with God, His Angels, and His Saints in Heaven.  It is one thing to love God—Whom we cannot see.  It is another to love a human being like ourselves.  That is one of the reasons why the Son of God—the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity—became a human being.  The Word was made flesh and dwelt among us, as Saint John tells us in his Gospel.  So, in the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Divine Love is being poured out upon mankind through a human Heart, the Heart of a Human Who is also Divine and therefore capable of infinite love.

There is only one place in the Gospel where Jesus calls attention to His own Virtues and asks us to imitate them.  He says to us, “Learn of Me for I am meek and humble of heart.”  Therefore, one of the favorite prayers that has been used in the Church for centuries is a paraphrase of what our Lord said.  It goes like this:  “Jesus, meek and humble of heart, make my heart like unto thine.”  It takes just a couple of seconds to say that.  We can make frequent use of it throughout the day, especially during this month of June as we approach the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, which falls this year on June [23].  Thank you for seeking God’s truth.  God bless you.  Father Victor Brown, O.P.

Note:  Father Brown composed this message some years ago.  Please pray for the souls of the faithful departed, including Father Brown.

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