Feast of the Sacred Heart, Friday – 24th June 2022 — Gospel: Lk 15,3-7
Love in Service and Availability
The feast of the Sacred Heart brings to mind the image of Christ’s burning love for mankind. First, the heart is a symbol of the whole person and it represents Christ’s unconditional and eternal love. This love of Christ is given freely, without reservation and measure to all who are transparent in receiving it. Second, the feast reminds of the constant care and concern that God has for each one of us and for the whole universe, a form of an inclusive love. Third, the feast reminds of the intimate connection between the Sacrament of the Eucharist and the devotion to the Sacred Heart. In the Eucharist, Jesus showed how much he loved the whole world. We receive the real, whole and risen Christ in the form of bread and wine. In the same way, in the devotion to the Sacred Heart we profess to relive this encounter with others. The concern that God has for us and for our universe we try to show to anyone who needs us through service and availability.