Reading 1 Dt 7:6-11, Responsorial Psalm Ps 103:1-2, 3-4, 6-7, 8, 10, Reading 2 1 Jn 4:7-16, Gospel Mt 11:25-30
Today, we celebrate the solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. The devotion to the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus started after Jesus had appeared to a noun named Margaret Mary Alacoque. He showed her His heart, a heart full of love for humanity, a heart in which each one of us has a place. Through the Sacred Heart of Jesus, the Father manifests His love for us.
“I give praise to you, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, for although you have hidden these things to the wise and learned you have revealed them to the little ones. Yes, Father, such has been your gracious will”. In those words, Jesus tells us that God reveals His love to the lowly ones for the haughty is too proud to be instructed by God. Indeed, in the Gospel, pharisees and Sadducees are represented as wise and learned men. However, they are the ones who crucified Jesus. Because of their arrogance, they did not recognize Jesus as the savior of the world.
Like the people of Israel, the Christian community is chosen by God not because of its merits, but because of God’s mercy. Since God chose us despite our imperfections, we should open our hearts to all our brothers and sisters. God is merciful to us; we should be merciful to one another. In that way, we will be responding to God’s infinite love for us.
In those few lines, I hope to have shared with you what I heard from the homily from the 6:30 AM Mass of June 21, 2020 celebrated by Father Jean Bernard Mazuru, Isch.