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Feast of the Sacred Heart: Walking in the Heart of God

As we prepare to celebrate the Feast day of the Sacred Heart we are reminded of Nano Nagle’s devotion. Nano contemplated the heart of Jesus and encountered the unconditional love of God that compelled her to reach out with love and compassion to those made poor by the systems of the day. At this time in our history we are called to make known the tender love of God’s heart in a time of evolving change and uncertainty.

 

Each day we witness suffering in the lives of people, our neighbours, our families, our communities and our countries. We hear the cry of those kept poor, the vulnerable, and the marginalized in so many places where people are faced with threats of violence, poverty, economic exploitation and destruction of our common home, the Earth. As we grow into a deeper consciousness of being drawn into the very heart of God, into Mystery, we become aware that our lives are being transformed into being the hands and feet of God, the gentle voice and the listening ear of Jesus Christ in our
world today.

 

In our preparation for our Congregational Gathering in 2018 we engaged in a contemplative dialogue process to listen and hear the heartbeat of God, beckoning us to ask deeper questions that led us to renew our commitment to be the compassionate heart of God for one another and to spend ourselves for those kept poor. May our prayer today strengthen that commitment.

 

PRAYER

You God, keep reminding us that our essence is love, our destiny
Divine and that love ebbs from the heart of our being to the far
shores of the universe. 
Let the fire of Love be aflame in our hearts and in our lives.
Let the fire of understanding be aflame in our heart.
Let the fire of generosity be aflame in our hearts.
Let the fire of gentleness be aflame in our hearts.
Let the fire of compassion be aflame in our hearts.
Let the fire of joy be aflame in our hearts.
Let the fire of hope be aflame in our hearts.
Let the fire of peace be aflame in in our hearts.
Let the fire of the Sacred Heart be aflame in our lives.

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