The Lord loves us so much that He emptied Himself and became a human being (Phil 2:7). Then He even died on the cross for us, although He knew we would reject Him and continue to sin. "It is precisely in this that God proves His love for us" (Rm 5:8). Moreover, Jesus also decided to give Himself to us in Holy Communion, although once again He knew He would be repeatedly rejected.
Jesus loves us perfectly, sacrificially, unconditionally, infinitely, and eternally. To be loved as He loves us would transform every moment of our lives, if we only believed in His love. In His word, His works, and His creation, He has told everyone of His love for us. Moreover, He has always been faithful in His love. Nonetheless, most people don't believe in, and have never experienced, Jesus' love for them.
So, once again, in a most powerful way, Jesus proclaims His love for us through the prophetic vision of the Sacred Heart. For a few minutes each day, look at a picture of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. Within a few days, no matter how hurt you are, you will come to believe Jesus loves you.
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†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 29, 2009.