Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. It’s a feast day that I was unfamiliar with before I began working for Catholic New York. I had heard of the Sacred Heart, and had seen countless images of the Sacred Heart in artwork, on prayer cards and medals – but did not have a firm understanding of what the feast day was all about.
I thought I would share the things that I have learned about the Sacred Heart, and invite you to share what you know as well!
The feast of the Sacred Heart is a day that the Church celebrates in honor of Jesus’ love for us. From what I have heard and read online, it showcases not only his human heart, but his sacred heart. When I was growing up, I always thought that images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus were sad in nature, but now that I know the meaning behind the image, I can relate to it much better. And with the sun shining brightly in New York on this beautiful Friday, the setting is perfect for a feast day that celebrates Jesus’ love for us.
One of the greatest shortfalls in my spiritual journey is forgetting to thank God for all the wonderful things in my life. I find that when I am angry or upset, that is when I pray the most. But feast days like today are a good reminder of God’s love, and hopefully as I continue growing, I’ll begin to say joyful prayers more often.
Have a happy Friday, and a good weekend everyone!