Thought of the Day June 17, 2020 Love for the Sacred Heart of Jesus

By 11:34 AM


Yesterday, I cited the first reason given by Pope Pius XII for our devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Here is his second reason.

"The other reason which refers in a particular manner to the Heart of the divine Redeemer, and likewise demands in a special way that the highest form of worship be paid to it, arises from the fact that His Heart, more than all the other members of His body, is the natural sign and symbol of His boundless love for the human race. "There is in the Sacred Heart," as Our predecessor of immortal memory, Leo XIII, pointed out, "the symbol and express image of the infinite love of Jesus Christ which moves us to love in return."

In worshiping the Sacred Heart of Jesus we are responding to the infinite love that he has shown us by becoming man and by giving his life in ransom for our life out of love. As St. Theresa of Avila so aptly stated it: Love is responded to with love. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, I love you. You are deserving of all my love. Help me to deepen my love for you.

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