A Reflection for the Feast of The Sacred Heart

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A Reflection for the Feast of The Sacred Heart...
Rev. Bob Johnnene Ofd 5:40pm Jun 15
A Reflection for the Feast of The Sacred Heart

By Rev Bob Johnnene OFD, Mission Saints Sergius & Bacchus/ Franciscans of Divine Mercy

www.franciscansdivinemercy.org

Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus has as its foundation the Second Person of the Blessed Trinity. We honor the Heart of Jesus because it is a symbol of His love for us, and we , through devotion to His Sacred Heart, make Him a return of our love for Him and His teachings.

He loved us enough to give up Himself to the ignominious death on the cross so that we could have forgiveness for our sins and everlasting life. “Love, consecration, and reparation are the characteristic acts of this devotion.” (Pope Pius XII - Hauerietis Aquas - On the Sacred Heart - 15 May 1956)

We know that the heart is the main engine that keep our human bodies working. It pumps the blood through our veins and gives us life. We think of the heart as a symbol of love, it is commercially used to represent Valentines Day. When we are hurt deeply we say “My heart is broken”.

We use the expressions "to open one's heart", "to give from one's heart", to express charity. We also claim that when someone is very brave that they “gave their heart and soul to the challenge”

This feast of the Sacred Heart is a superb opportunity to offer thanks to Almighty God and Jesus Christ, our redeemer, for His love. This love is recalled and symbolically represented to us by His Heart of flesh with a visible wound. The visible wound in the Heart recalls the invisible wound of this love caused by the sins committed by the entire human race that resulted in the suffering and pain Jesus suffered because of His love for us. He took unto himself those sins in order for us to have forgiveness and redemption and the promise of everlasting live.

Everything in the life of Jesus is dominated by expressions os His love.

Jesus love was unlimited, and unconditional. Christ love was and is for all of the human race.

Saint Margaret Mary who is responsible for the devotion and the institution of this feast is said to have claimed "Jesus heart is the Heart that has so loved all of the human race”

The love of God made Man, the love of the Incarnate Word, Jesus Christ, did not discriminate, did not condemn except those who sinned by being uncharitable and hurtful to His beloved brothers and sisters, the children of God His father.

From the time of St. John and St. Paul there has always been in the Church a devotion to the love of God, “Who so loved the world as to give it His only-begotten Son”, and to the love of Jesus, Who has so loved us as to deliver Himself willingly up for us.

From the earliest centuries, in accordance with the example of the Evangelist, Christ's open side and the mystery of blood and water were meditated upon, and the Church was beheld as issuing from the side of Jesus, just as Eve came forth from the side of Adam

It was in the eleventh and twelfth centuries that we find the first indications of devotion to the Sacred Heart and the wound in the Heart symbolized the wound of love.

The everlasting, unconditional, infinite love of Almighty God as exemplified through the Sacred Heart of Jesus should be a constant reminder to us of how much we are loved and how much we must work to extend that love of God for us to all those we come in contact with. To do that we need to be mindful of the needs, sufferings, and hurts that people are subject to because of the actions of others.

We need to open our hearts to all those we encounter who are in need because of being discriminated against, because of poverty, because of their race and extend to them acts of kindness, compassion and charity.

We need to support institutions, politicians, companies and individuals who put actions behind their words and actively work to make everyone’s life more tolerable.

By doing this, we express our thanks and our love for Almighty God and the word made flesh, Jesus Christ. AMEN

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Yet, at this web site we do provide some of the reasons about why they are opined to be the harbingers of that which is prophesied in Holy Scripture for the bringing about of the End Times which we have already entered.  It is not necessarily their individual members or parishioners that should be blamed since they are only the "Sheep" and not the Shepherds... So do not think we castigate individual people of themselves as we castigate those "money changers" who Jesus Christ chased out of His Father's House as the Bible Describes; for they exist in these present times too.

 

Events are already rushing toward that time in which this is beginning to happen and will become more fully wide-spread. In these present times all you need to really do is look around both your local and larger areas as to what is really on-going through.  Things so very little or miniscule that they are barely noticeable except to the more informed observer may become apparent. 

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We ask you, if you don't want to believe us... Have you heard, seen or found what is termed (of the many terms being used) that there are "holding areas" or "camps" or "Closed/Fenced communities" being built by GOVERNMENT? 

Here in North America, especially in the United States of America, we must admit that what Russia has come out of (a communistic, atheist country) we are entering into.  And one last thing that needs also to be understood... Something very important to those of you who are "Catholic" in the Roman sense of its jurisdiction....   And, we believe this also holds true for many who are "Orthodox" whether "Eastern" or "Western"....

[ * Non-Denominational = Synchrestic Ecumenism, Disease of Scholasticism, altering the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ to accommodate the disease of Political Correctness and CULTIC PROTESTANTISM, and the Roman Jurisdiction (Latin Church = Vatican) of the Catholic Church) breaking of - or failure and refusal to respect and abide by  - the ancient Seven Ecumenical "Do Not" Canons which leaves everything else open to God's gift of creativity... failure & refusal to abide by and have respect for those who diligently protect one of the other Pillars of the Church, the Seals of the Confessional, but "Non-Denominational" also includes worshiping Satan's religion of Muslim, Islam by praying with them and other heretics such as 'Pentecostalism,' 'Jehovah's Witnesses,' 'Mormons,' 'Church of Christ,' any so-called church with "Community Church" in their nomenclature and others who by their false and misleading dogmas and doctrines are actually against the Life and Teachings of Jesus Christ upon whom and for exacting reason we are called "Christian" in both spirit and truth from which non-denominational protestant sectarian claimants have departed from as being so-called Christian] Only a skilled spiritual father can help you!

Remember: You cannot ride two horses or serve two masters for one of them will be harmed by your thoughts, your very words and your actions which is to blaspheme the Holy Ghost (Spirit) who will depart from you.  And when the Holy Spirit departs, the great deceiver (unbeknownst to you) will rush in to fill the void under disguise of being the Holy Spirit!  Testing of the Holy Spirit to insure it is the Holy Spirit does not, for many a Sectarian Protestant and Roman, work because the Great Deceiver (Satan) is most skilled in worming and snaking his charms around your mind and heart to feign being the Holy Spirit.  Remember, Satan has the same gifts similar to the Holy Spirit but Satan's gifts are UN-HOLY and lead all who accept him (unbeknownst to you) to perdition.

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