The Very Heart of God

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Today is the Feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. In the first reading from Hosea 11, we get a glimpse into the heart of Jesus before He was ever born. “Thus says the Lord: My heart is overwhelmed, my pity is stirred.” And in the second reading from Ephesians 3, St. Paul talks about “the love of Christ which surpasses knowledge…”

The heart is a funny thing, isn’t it? We know that it is just a muscle, a vital organ. But we also know that the heart is so much more. We talk about matters of the heart; of love and hate, romance and infatuation. Someone who is very generous is known to have a big heart. Someone who is unfeeling is said to have a heart of stone. When we experience great sorrow, we say that our hearts are broken. And we also know that we cannot hide our heart from God. He sees right into the heart.

So, what do you think Jesus’ heart is like? We can say with full assurance that there has never been a heart like the Sacred Heart of Jesus. For His is no ordinary heart. Inside of Jesus beats the very heart of God. A heart filled with love and compassion. A heart that longs to hold and nurture each and every one of His children. Jesus’ heart is a heart for you.

Father, show us ever more the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. Help us draw closer to you, that our hearts might more clearly resemble His Most Sacred Heart. Amen.

Today's Readings

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