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 Saviour’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.