"This year as we celebrate the Feast of the Sacred Heart in a time of darkness and uncertainty, we listen to the invitation of Jesus Come, all you who are heavy burdened, Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of Heart. (Matt 11: 28-29)
On Pentecost weekend, I... asked Sophie to help me discover what THE PIERCED Heart of Jesus is inviting us to in our 21st century crisis moment. The CALL I heard from Sophie is a call to SOLIDARITY
ENTER INTO THE PIERCED HEART OF JESUS,
EXPERIENCE THE SUFFERING
OF GOD’S PEOPLE AND ALL CREATION,
BE IN SOLIDARITY WITH EACH OTHER
AND WITH PEOPLE WHO ARE SUFFERING,
DO NOT SIT AND WAIT,
DISCOVER ANEW THE WAYS FOR OUR TIME
TO MANIFEST GOD’S LOVE.
What does SOLIDARITY look like today when we hear the words Beloved, if God so loved us we must love one another. What does love look like in this pandemic ravaged world?
Surely an essential part of SOLIDARITY is to be humble and meek, to recognize our need of one another and our need of God. Who more than Jesus can teach us how to live in a DEEPER SOLIDARITY? Jesus’ incarnation is the ultimate act of solidarity. Jesus humbly chose to become human, to pitch his tent among us, to be in solidarity with humanity, to lay down his life for the sake of his friends. As we renew our commitment to follow Jesus Christ forever, let us pray for each other that we will have the courage and humility to take up His yoke, to live the call to discover and make known the love of the Heart of Jesus, to act concretely where we are and as we are, each one and together as One Body."
Extracts from our Superior General, Barbara Dawson RSCJ's letter for the Feast of the Sacred Heart 2020
This year the Feast of the Sacred Heart is on 19th June