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<< Friday, June 19, 2009 >> Sacred Heart of Jesus
Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8-9
Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19

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Isaiah 12:2-6
John 19:31-37

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"Thus you will be able to grasp fully, with all the holy ones, the breadth and length and height and depth of Christ's love, and experience this love which surpasses all knowledge, so that you may attain to the fullness of God Himself." —Ephesians 3:18-19

God's word promises that by His grace we can grasp fully and personally experience Christ's love. This is impossible for us, but nothing is impossible with God (Mk 10:27). It's difficult to imagine experiencing the fullness of Christ's perfect, infinite, and crucified love. Nonetheless, He will do in our lives more than we can ever ask or imagine (Eph 3:20). "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Cor 2:9).

Jesus has given us an experience of His infinite love through the prophetic vision of the Sacred Heart. No one ever thought of a picture in which the heart was outside the body. This seems bizarre, even repulsive. However, the Sacred Heart has communicated the tender, healing, personal love of God for us. The vision of the Sacred Heart is one of the most confirmed, powerful, and life-changing prophecies in the history of the Church. Every day, look at a picture of the Sacred Heart and let the Lord show His love for you in a way you've never imagined possible.

Prayer: Jesus, may my heart be overwhelmed by Your love for me (see Hos 11:8).
Promise: "It was I Who taught Ephraim to walk, Who took them in My arms; I drew them with human cords, with bands of love; I fostered them like one who raises an infant to his cheeks." —Hos 11:3-4
Praise: Joe was abandoned by some of those he loved and served most. Through a picture of the Sacred Heart in Joe's bedroom, Jesus reassured Joe of His never-ending love.
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†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, January 5, 2009.
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