08 June 2018: The Love of God


Solemnity of Sacred Heart of Jesus

Reading 1: Hos 11: 1, 3-4, 8c-9; Reading 2: Eph 3: 8 – 12, 14 -19; Gospel: John 19: 31-37

Today the Church is celebrating the solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Heart symbolises love and thus the feast of today is the celebration of love – the love of God expressed and experienced in the history of salvation.

When we speak of the love of God there is a lot to describe about. Let us turn to the Scripture to understand the multi-faceted expression of this love.

  • It knows us even before we are formed: “Before I formed you in the womb I knew you, and before you were born I consecrated you.” (Jer 1: 5)
  • It has knit us together in our mother’s womb and has given us the existence: “For it was you who formed my inward parts; you knit me together in my mother’s womb.” (Ps 139: 13)
  • It carries us always in hand: “See, I have inscribed you on the palms of my hands.” (Is 49: 16)
  • It never forgets us: “Can a woman forget her nursing child, or show no compassion for the child of her womb? Even these may forget, yet I will not forget you.” (Is 49: 15)
  • It knows every single movement and a slight thought of ours. (Ps 139)
  • It has given itself completely on the cross, to the extent of blood and water coming out: “Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out.” (Jn 19: 34)
  • The final expression of this love is the continued presence at all times in our lives: “And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.” (Mt 28: 20)

Let us resolve to know “the width, the length, the height and the depth… of the love of Christ that surpasses all knowledge,” (Eph 3: 18,19)

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