"Do you love me is usually the first question followed by the more difficult to answer "why?" I've done it and I'm sure you've done it too...
Now if I ask you to draw a symbol of love, 9 out of 10 would probably draw a heart. Do an image search on Google for 'love' and what do you get? You guessed it: hearts. When we are disappointed in love we speak of a 'broken heart', when we are moved to sympathy or compassion we speak of something or someone 'touching' the heart. So as today is the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we should realize that it is a reflection and celebration of his Love and not the heart itself.
The Sacred Heart reflects God's 'agape' or selfless, unconditional love. It is perfect love, freely given: love as gift. I must confess that I'm not always loving when I don't feel loved in return or if the other person is neither particularly loving or lovable at that moment. My impefect love then becomes more reward than gift. Jesus would say "even the pagans do thar". How embarrassingly true! So on today's feast let us ask him to mold our hearts to be more like his.
My prayer today went something like this:
"Do you really love me Lord?"
"Of course I do"
Thank you Lord for your Sacred Heart and your love that lacks a 'why'. Peace.
Hi, welcome to my weekly blog. I'm deacon Michel and I love blogging and the healthy exchange of constructive ideas. Now my mind has been known to wander on a million different things all at once so don't be surprised at what you find here. I often scratch my head and go 'Huh?' at my own thoughts. Feel free to leave a comment and share your thoughts with me.
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For I take seriously what a very wise man has often said to me:
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