FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD
FEAST OF THE MOST SACRED HEART OF JESUS
June 19, 2020
WORD of the DAY
At that time Jesus said in reply, “I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things from the wise and the learned you have revealed them to the childlike. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will. All things have been handed over to me by my Father. No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.”
“Come to me, all you who labor and are burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you will find rest for yourselves. For my yoke is easy, and my burden light.” (Matthew 11: 25-30)
How shall I live this Word?
That which changes our life and fills it, is knowing that we are loved. Today, the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, let us gaze on this Heart and let ourselves be loved by Jesus, feel ourselves loved by Him! Let us enter into the relationship of love that there is between the Father and the Son! The Heart, the symbol of love, strongly reminds us today of the truth of our relationship with God. Only in this relationship of goodness, in this certain and true love of God, do we find the strength to go ahead and to live as He tells us to: “Learn from me for I am meek and humble of heart!”
Lord, teach me to let myself be loved by You!
The voice of Pope Francis, Morning Meditation 27 June 2014
We have a God who is ‘in love with us’, who tenderly caresses us and sings a lullaby to us just like a Dad with his child. Not only this, He is the first to look for us, He waits for us, and He teaches us to be ‘little’, because ‘love is more in giving than in receiving’, and it is ‘more in actions than in words’…The Pope affirmed that “The words of the Lord show us what to do. When He speaks of Himself, He says to be “Meek and humble of heart”. Thus, even He, the Son of God, lowers Himself to receive the Father’s love.
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