The month of June is dedicated to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus and on June 19 this year, we celebrate the Great Feast of the Sacred Heart. This powerful devotion is an opportunity for us to “reset” our hearts to be more like His Heart every day.
Jesus longs to heal our hearts through the grace of the Holy Spirit. Devotion to the Sacred Heart offers us a foundation of grace and strength that can stabilize us in unsteady waters. The Sacred Heart of Jesus longs to console and strengthen us. St. Margaret Mary once said, “May the peace of the adorable Heart of Jesus Christ ever fill our hearts, so that nothing may be able to disturb our serenity.” Developing a relationship with Jesus’ Heart is a devotion that will last a lifetime. While Jesus transforms our hearts, we also discover that we can console the Heart of Jesus through our love and sacrifices.
Jesus offered His Heart to St. Margaret Mary during a vision in the late 1670’s. He offers His Heart to us today as the source of grace, the fount of all love to renew and restore us. Jesus tells St. Margaret Mary, “Do thou know why I give you My graces in such abundance? To make of you a sanctuary in which the fire of My love may continually burn.”
This powerful quote reminds us that Jesus wants to fill us with His love and have His Heart, within our heart. Jesus calls us to purify our hearts and have a perfect heart like that of the Lord. Through this devotion, we can love like Jesus, be like Jesus, and allow our hearts to be living tabernacles of love. We read in Holy Scripture that God wants to dwell in our hearts, “Do you not know that you are the temple of God, and that the Spirit of God dwells in you?” (1 Cor 3:16). This great feast of the Sacred Heart is a powerful reminder of how the Lord desires to dwell within us.
May the Feast of the Sacred Heart be a reminder of how much the Lord loves you. Without love, we are empty vessels. We need the love of God to strengthen, renew, and guide us on our journey. This feast day was established to bring our attention to His Most Sacred Heart and have us to pause in the midst of our busy lives to be restored and renewed.
Here are some suggestions on how to grow closer to the Heart of Jesus–
1. Consider going to Mass on the feast of the Sacred Heart
3. Enthrone your home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus- Learn more below
4. Seek to Promote Enthronement- Go Deeper into the Devotion.
5. Offer up your daily joys, sorrows, and difficult moments to the Sacred Heart! Seek to develop a deep and lasting relationship with the Lord.
Let us close with this powerful prayer-
Jesus, meek and humble of heart make my heart like unto Thine. Amen