The infinite love of God, who became flesh in Christ for every living thing

Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus still significant to Christians today? What can we communicate to the individual of our time who sometimes proves to have a heart incapable of feeling deep feelings and who is often guided by fleeting emotions?

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Is the Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus still significant to Christians today? What can we communicate to the individual of our time who sometimes proves to have a heart incapable of feeling deep feelings and who is often guided by fleeting emotions? How can those who seek only their own well-being, who expand the space of their existence, even to the detriment of the common good, look at life from a new perspective?

We all, at different levels, need to rediscover our heart of flesh, to relive existence.Indifference or rigidity is useless to anyone. A beating heart gives life not only to its owner, but also to the universe … Everything is connected!

But how to give life to our heart of flesh?It is the Lord himself who tells us in Scripture the way to follow: “The Lord your God has led you, as a man leads his son, all the way you have gone” (cf. , 31).

In the relationship with God through Jesus we discover the beauty of the Father’s fatherhood. Unfortunately we have lost some stable references in recent years. The relationship with the Lord also seems to have weakened. Parents struggle to live concretely fatherhood and motherhood: they often give up their role and give way to companionship. They almost unconsciously abandon their parental commitments and are unable to walk lovingly alongside their children to train them, exhorting them, encouraging them, without confusing roles and following the rules.

Breaking the boundaries of parents is often reflected in children, in society, in institutions! We must learn to respect the rules, which is not control or oppression, but a daily choice of freedom through which everyone decides to give everything to carry out an existential project that is not individual but personal and community. The person is always in a relationship, the individual instead cures solipsism.

Rediscovering God’s fatherhood and motherhood in relationship with him means learning to be a parent, son or daughter: “What will I do for you, Ephraim? What will I do for you, Judas? Your love is like a morning cloud, like the dew that goes down at dawn ”(Hosea 6: 4).

The eternal love of God is not timed, it is infinite. Following our path with love, he supports us and does not leave us on the ground if we fall, he does not abandon us even if we think of doing without him.

As the words of Hosea resound in our hearts, do we perceive all the emotional closeness of the Lord?How can we experience that loving is not guided only by the rhythms of our emotions?If our hearts are off, we no longer feel anything for each other, we end the relationship, especially when we identify love only with emotion. By experiencing God’s faithfulness, we learn to remain in a relationship with one another, loving him fully even in difficult times.

“In Ephraim I learned to walk by the hand, but they did not understand that they cared. I drew them with bands of love, with bows of love, I was to them like a child lifting up his cheek, I leaned over him to feed him “(Hosea 11: 3-4).” my heart is sore pained within me: and my heart trembleth for fear ”(Hosea 11: 8).

In these verses we can see the tenderness of God that makes the fibers of the soul vibrate.He makes his concrete love for each of his creatures understandable: he continues to love even when the person forgets that he is loved by her. He is excited and trembling because he wants all living things to be happy. Give your own Son to humanity, to make visible his faithful love as a Father who loves humanity.

What does the solemnity of the Heart of Jesus represent for Christians?

The memory of this infinite love of God that became flesh in Christ for every living thing.

Before giving his life for us, Jesus set the example to follow in his footsteps, incarnating love among people, benefiting and healing the sick, making visible the Father’s closeness to the marginalized and sinners of his time, giving hope to those who no longer believed. in the beauty of existence. He also called some to himself to follow him, to continue proclaiming with works and with the word that God loves every creature.

Even today, Jesus Christ has the baptized to live the gospel every day with passion and responsibility, bringing justice, peace, and joy everywhere. Maybe it’s time to dump her and move on.that at times he seems to have lost the meaning of his life, but that he actually possesses many values ​​that are waiting to be released for the good of all!

Who knows if today’s Christians will finally decide to throw themselves into the fight, to seize with and for others all the good that exists and bring it to light … As the Heart of Jesus continually does with each of We!

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