Thought of the Day June 16, 2020 Adoration due to God

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Why does the Church give the highest form of worship to the heart of Jesus?  Pope Pius  XII gave two reasons. Today, I will reflect on the first of these.

The first, which applies also to the other sacred members of the Body of Jesus Christ, rests on that principle whereby we recognize that His Heart, the noblest part of human nature, is hypostatically united to the Person of the divine Word. Consequently, there must be paid to it that worship of adoration with which the Church honors the Person of the Incarnate Son of God Himself. We are dealing here with an article of faith, for it has been solemnly defined in the general Council of Ephesus and the second Council of Constantinople.”

What is this article of faith? We believe that the Son of God became man, was conceived by the Holy Spirit in Mary's womb. As a result we believe that Jesus is True God and True Man. It is in view of this that we worship his human heart, in so far as it is a vital part part of the one person, Jesus Christ. His heart can not be  separated from the person who is divine. The person is divine and therefore we pay homage to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. What we offer is not mere pious devotion but adoration due to the person of God.

O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I worship you. You are deserving of all worship, for you are God.

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