Reclining on the Sacred Heart

At the Last Supper one of the disciples was privileged to recline on the breast of Jesus, as the group enjoyed the Passover meal. This person was “the one whom Jesus loves.” Because Jesus loves everyone, every person is privileged to recline on Jesus, to experience such intimacy. This Last Supper is not the passage chosen for the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus on Friday, June 16. But it could have been. The gospel chosen refers to the meek and humble of heart (Jesus himself) whose yoke is easy and burden light. But the passages also includes this line: “No one knows the Son except the Father, and no one knows the Father except the Son and anyone to whom the Son wishes to reveal him.” We are the “anyone,” so spend some time resting on the heart of Jesus. And look around. Everyone you see is also the “anyone” and “the one whom Jesus loves.”

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