The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus recalls Christ’s eternal love for us and brings the mystery of the Incarnation close to us.
Jesus loved with a human heart and from the moment of his conception in Mary’s womb, the Savior’s heart was formed, and it beat with a love at once human and divine. In Jesus, we are called to respond to God’s love with our entire being - to love one another as Christ loved.
As John says there is no greater love than the sacrificial love of Christ, to lay down one's life for a friend (John 15:13).
May we have the courage and compassion to love as Jesus loved.