Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus

Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart. I have written about the feast for this weekend’s parish newsletter. The readings for today this year (Deuteronomy 7: 6-11, 1 John 4: 7-16 and Matthew 11: 23-30) speak to us of the depth of God’s love, represented for us in the Heart of the Saviour, both human and divine. It’s interesting that in the Deuteronomy reading this love is seen as being expressed in the moral law God has given to his people. Being aware that God has given us guidance about how to live in the world is sign of his love for us. At a time where in so many places there isn’t much of a moral compass, this affirmation of God’s love is more needed than ever.

We should pray today also for the Handmaids of the Sacred Heart, who gave so much to our parish of their love over so many years.

God bless and take care
Fr Ashley



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