May the Lord give you peace and blessings. Wishing you all a happy feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. It is 24th June 2022. We celebrate the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. We reflect on Ezekiel 14:11-16; Romans 5:5-11 and Luke 15:3-7.
“If you would be interesting, be interested; if you would be pleased, be pleasing; if you would be loved, be lovable; if you would be helped, be helpful,” remarks William Arthur Ward.
In all three reading the power of a good, merciful, and loving heart is exalted. When our hearts are healthy, our life has lasting peace, happiness, and all sorts of blessings.
St. Mother Theresa of Calcutta encourages us all, “God dwells in us. That is what gives God a beautiful power. It does not matter where you are as long as you are clean of heart. Clean of heart means openness, that complete freedom, that detachment that allows you to love God without hindrance, without obstacles.”
The heart of the Shepherd, the Lord is so tender, caring, leading, loving, protecting, and providing. “I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, but the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them with justice.” (Ez.14:16). Along with the Psalmist, we all can the Most Merciful Sacred Heart of Jesus: “The Lord is my shepherd, there is nothing I shall want.” (Ps.22:1). St. Paul affirms, “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.” (Rom.5:8). Surely, we all grow, glow and groom by the Sacred Heart of Jesus daily.
As we all long for such caring and assuring love of Jesus, so may we truly and genuinely love people and show compassion to those around us. Our devotion to the Sacred Heart will be a show and piety if does not change our hearts towards the others in the way we handle and help. “Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost.’ Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.” May we rejoice with the Lord in finding those who lost the grip of love, hope and faith in Jesus. May God bless you.