Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, Cycle A (June 19)
Handout or Bulletin Insert.
Description: Reflection on the Sacred Heart of Jesus includes a personal testimony while illustrating that Jesus did not lose his human body when he ascended to heaven. The heart in his glorified body did not stop existing. The reason why the Church gives us a special feast day commemorating the Sacred Heart of Jesus — and the reason why Jesus shows his heart to us — is because it symbolizes his love, pierced for us on the cross but forever alive, real, and unconditional.
Problems and unanswered prayers cause us to doubt the liveliness of Christ’s love. The inability to feel his love pumping through us seems to prove that it’s not always here. Our unworthiness seems to prove that he should not make it available. However, these doubts dissolve away when we give to others the love that we seek from the Lord
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the Sunday prior to the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, faith sharing groups, RCIA class discussion on St. Margaret Mary Alacoque (October 16), etc.
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