Today the Church celebrates the memorial of Saint Margaret Mary Alacoque. Born in France in 1647, she was especially devoted to the Sacred Heart of Jesus and was responsible for spreading that devotion throughout the Church. In one of her letters, St. Margaret Mary wrote:
“It seems to me that our Lord’s earnest desire to have His Sacred Heart honored in a special way is directed toward renewing the effects of redemption in our souls. For the Sacred Heart is an inexhaustible fountain and its sole desire is to pour itself out into the hearts of the humble so as to free them and prepare them to lead lives according to His good pleasure. This Divine Heart is an abyss of all blessings, and into it the poor should submerge all their needs. It is an abyss of joy in which all of us can immerse our sorrows. It is an abyss of lowliness to counteract our foolishness, an abyss of mercy for the wretched, an abyss of love to meet our every need”
Today, let’s take a few minutes and meditate on the love contained within the Sacred Heart of Jesus for each one of us. It is a love that will never cease, no matter what we do. By turning away from sin, following His commands, and loving one another we can show Our Lord that we love Him too. While it can be difficult…
It’s nowhere near as difficult as dying on a cross
O Sacred Heart of Jesus, Have mercy on us. Amen.