Out of context, it may seem that Catholics adore this human organ with its arteries that pump blood! Even out of context it would be silly to imagine such a thing.
On the other hand, it is mind boggling to imagine that Almighty God, in his Son Jesus Christ, has a human heart! And in that heart HE HAS LOVED US WITH A STEADFAST LOVE.
Love today is so underestimated, misused, and treated like a commodity. The festival of the Sacred Heart brings us back to basic roots, love at it’s most deepest core and origin.
We must rest in Jesus, we must place our ears against his breast and listen to the heart that loved us from the foundations of the world, the heart the bled for us, the heart that continues to love us and form us unto his own.
In his suffering, he loved us; in his passion, he loved us; at the cross and at the empty tomb, he loved us. By the mere fact God became incarnate, he revealed a love that even allowed him to feel the pain of us becoming in-different to him — which perhaps is the deepest suffering God must feel.
Do not be indifferent to love. Rather love generously in the manner of our Lord.