Today, we celebrate the Solemnity of the Sacred Heart of Jesus.
But what is the message of this Solemnity?
St. Paul, in his letter to the Ephesians, sheds some light into its message:
“… that you, rooted and grounded in love, may have strength to comprehend with all the holy ones what is the breadth and length and height and depth, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” — Ephesians 3:17-19
The message is simple. By dying on the cross for us, we discover not only the immense love Jesus Christ has for us, but also the fullness of the Father’s love for us.
It's not just the love and sacrifice of Jesus, but also the love the Father has for us. Our daughter will be coming out soon as we are on the 38th week of our pregnancy (which, by the way, is a miracle). As an expecting father, I realized that what is more painful than giving your own life is giving the life of your child. I cannot imagine the pain of giving the life of my daughter for others. And the Father did that for us. For you.
When you’re feeling alone, discouraged, worthless, or hopeless, remember that Jesus died for you. He found you worthy of His own life. Remember also that the Father found you worthy of the life of His Son.
“But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out.” — John 19:33-34
You are loved. Your life has meaning to Him.