Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus 2022

Today the Church celebrates the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, an occasion to remember the immense love Jesus holds for all of us in His Heart. Sometimes it can be tempting to think that God has stepped away from His creation, or has lost interest in it. Today’s feast counters those mistaken thoughts with the knowledge that God loves us with a love beyond measure, a love so great and intense we cannot find words to properly express it–although texts from Scripture help to convey a small portion of it.

I have loved you with an everlasting love, so I am constant in my affection for you.

Jeremiah 31:3

With everlasting love I have taken pity on you, says the LORD, your redeemer…The mountains may depart, the hills be shaken, but my love for you will never leave you and my covenant of peace with you will never be shaken, says the LORD, who takes pity on you.

Isaiah 54:8b, 10

On the last and greatest day of the festival, Jesus stood there and cried out: “If any man is thirsty, let him come to me! Let the man come and drink who believes in me!” As scripture says, From his breast shall flow fountains of living water.

John 7:37 -38

May we choose today to again put out trust in the overflowing, endless love of Jesus Christ! Let us come to drink at His fountain!

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