Solemnity of the Sacred Heart

June 20, 2017

“Create in me a clean heart, O God,
and put a new and right spirit within me.”

-Psalm 51:10

God sent His son to the world not to condemn the world, but so that through Him the world might be saved. God loves us so much that His son became flesh, came to Earth, and gave His life for us— all the way to the point that his heart became wounded. Out of the wounding of that heart came blood and water, and all the grace we need to one day be united with God
in Heaven.

This week, Steve shares about the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the First Friday devotion to the Sacred Heart. Watch this video for information on a truly life-transforming devotional practice.

Live it! Tip of the Week: If you want your life to be transformed, begin the First Friday Devotion. If you have already finished a novena of First Fridays for yourself, consider offering a novena for someone that you love.

O my Most Loving and Gentle Jesus, I desire with all the affections of my heart, that all beings should praise Thee, honor Thee and glorify Thee eternally for that sacred wound wherewith Thy divine side was rent. I deposit, enclose, conceal in that wound and in that opening in Thy Heart, my heart and all my feelings, thoughts, desires, intentions and all the faculties of my soul. I entreat Thee, by the precious Blood and Water that flowed from Thy Most Loving Heart, to take entire possession of me, that Thou may guide me in all things. Consume me in the burning fire of thy holy Love, so that I may be so absorbed and transformed into Thee that I may no longer be but one with Thee.
Amen.  — Lanspergius, the Carthusian