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Homilies :: Latin Rite
Friday of the 12th Week in the Ordinary Time Download This Homily

JUNE 28, 2019


Friday of the 12th Week in the Ordinary Time


Deuteronomy 7:6-11
Psalm 23: 1-3-6
Romans 5:5b-11

Luke 15:3-7


So he told them this parable:  “What man of you, having a hundred sheep, if he has lost one of them, does not leave the ninety-nine in the open country, and go after the one that is lost, until he finds it? And when he has found it, he lays it on his shoulders, rejoicing. And when he comes home, he calls together his friends and his neighbors, saying to them, ‘Rejoice with me, for I have found my sheep that was lost. Just so, I tell you, there will be more joy in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who need no repentance.


Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

 

Today we celebrate the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, a devotion which essentially consists of worship and expression of love to the Person of Christ. The Christian faith is a response to Christ as a living, loving person, not just embracing a set of principles. Devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is not a peripheral devotion, but it is to honour and love God which is the heart of our faith and is centred on the heart of Jesus as the emblem of Divine love.


The Sacred Heart of Jesus is the symbol of the fidelity of the love of God. It reminds us that God loves usunconditionally with a love we cannot earn or ever be worthy of. And he loves us for ourselves, not as we should be, or possibly could be, but as we are with all of the physical warts, psychological quirks and spiritual infidelities.


The contemporaries of Jesus knew this meek and humble heart of Jesus and they knew that it beat with unconditional love for them. Rough, simple fishermen leave their boats and nets to follow him. Learned doctors sit at his feet to hear his wisdom. A tax collector leaves his money table to become his disciple. Multitudes follow him for days, so captivated that they forget to provide food to eat. The sick fight their way through the crowds just to touch the hem of his garment. And they all found peace and rest for their souls.


In today’s Gospel reading we hear his invitation, “Come onto me all who labour and are heavy laden and I will give you rest.”  We know these words.  These words are grafted deep into our souls. . “Come to me” is the invitation, and “I will give you rest” is the promise. The second invitation for you and me is to take up Jesus’ yoke. Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you and learn from me for I am gentle and humble.” Jesus invites us to come to him and leave our burdens at the foot of the cross and take refuge in his heart. 


The Pharisees made religion very complicated and difficult. Their kind of religion was like a heavy yoke around people’s necks.  Theirs was a religion of 600 religious rules and regulations and rituals that people were not to do. The religion of the Pharisees had become a burden, like a heavy yoke on the people’s shoulders, whereas the religion of Jesus was simple and positive- to love God and love neighbour. 


 Like Jesus said to Apostle Thomas he invites each of us, “…bring your hand and put it into my side…” (John 20:27) Christ invites each of us to touch his Sacred Heart, to allow our hearts become hearts of love. The physical wound in Christ’s side is only the gateway to the love of Jesus’ Sacred Heart. In Christ’s Sacred Heart we see the love of Jesus for us and we respond, “My Lord and my God.” (John 20:28)


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