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The Heart of Jesus
 


We must never distance ourselves from the source of Love which is his Heart that was pierced on the Cross.

 
Homily, Vespers
Solemnity, Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
19 June 2009

 
 
 
The Heart of Jesus
 


The essential nucleus of Christianity is expressed in the Heart of Jesus; in Christ the whole of the revolutionary newness of the Gospel was revealed and given to us: the Love that saves us and already makes us live in God's eternity. The Evangelist John writes: "For God so loved the world that he gave his only Son that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life" (3: 16). His divine Heart therefore calls to our hearts, inviting us to come out of ourselves, to abandon our human certainties to trust in him and, following his example, to make of ourselves a gift of love without reserve.

 
Homily, Vespers
Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
19 June 2009