Sunday: Welcome to my viewers! I am at our residence in Houston. I celebrated my birthday Saturday...(don't ask...OK, I'm 64) Picture below: Birthday luncheon with Steve (who works in the ministry) his mother Mary, myself, Ann my secretary and her daughter (Steve's wife) Mary Kay. (Taken by Steve's son: JP.) Plus, the Ice Cream Cake.
Here is a thought: I experienced great blessings on my birthday, but in reality, EVERY Day should be like our birthday. Aren't we the blessed ones!
Nice sunny day in Houston. Will be hot again. Another filming June 23/25th. Comments about the episode regarding holiness? Email me: firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday: Was the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus. (Friday June 11th) Devotion to the Sacred Heart began in the 1200's.
Above is my favorite depiction of Jesus' sacred heart. I spoke to the artist who painted this and he gave me permission to use this image in my TV programs and FB. Jesus' heart is his suffering, passionate love for us. Devotion to the Sacred Heart is reflecting upon and meditating on Jesus' great love. Paul wrote in Romans that not even death can separate us from the Love of God in Jesus!! Meditation is a central part of devotion, but even more is imitation and transformation. Jesus said, "Learn from me. I am meek and humble of heart."
We are devoted to Jesus' heart when we "become" his heart. Ezekiel prophesied God would take out our stony hearts and give us a new, natural heart. As believers our life experiences good and bad soften us and allows God to work in us to transform our hearts. God is the potter and we are the clay. What is this Solemnity telling us? God loves us. Because we love God we allow ourselves to be conformed to the image of his Son and become his very sacred heart. True devotion means not just meditation, but imitation and transformation. Fr. Cedric