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Daily Articles and Reflections from The Missionaries of the Sacred Heart

Very ordinary people have found God

The Song of Songs says: “Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm; for stern as death is love, relentless as the nether world is devotion; its flames are a blazing fire. Deep waters cannot quench love, nor floods sweep it away” (Songs 8).

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Abide with me this morning and this day

Jesus said: “As the Father has loved me, so I have loved you. Live on in my love” (Jn 15). Earlier, he had said: “Anyone who loves me will be true to my word, and my Father will love him; we will come to him and make our dwelling place with him” (Jn 14).

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Our journey is a journey of faith

Philip said: “Show us the Father and that will be enough for us” (Jn 14). There is a deep spiritual hunger in the hearts of a great many people, even some who do not yet believe in God. “I want to see God” is implicit in their search.

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We need to find Jesus' love in others

Jesus said: “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through me” (Jn 14). Jesus is the truth because Jesus reveals the Father. He said: “...he who accepts anyone I send accepts me, and in accepting me accepts him who sent me” (Jn 13). Just as we see the invisible God in Jesus, so can people...

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St. Paul learned that he was powerless when left to himself

St. Paul wrote of himself: “I know that no good dwells in me, that is, in my flesh; the desire to do right is there but not the power. What happens is that I do, not the good I will to do, but the evil I do not intend. But if I do what is against my will, it is not I who do it, but sin which dwells in me. This means that even...

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Third Sunday of Easter 2018

“...it is I myself. Touch me and see...” 

When we are troubled, and questions arise in our hearts, the Lord invites us to shift focus from our pain to his presence. The risen Lord wants each of us to touch him and know that we are not alone. He is with us. He also suffered but rose from the dead and wants us to remember he is...

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Jesus had that effect on people

Bartimaeus might have prayed in his heart: “Here I am, Lord, blind and useless. Jesus, Son of David, have pity on me! I feel your touch; it has been a long time, since anyone touched me so. Your touch is deep. I have been so frightened of myself, of the future, of the present. Yet now I am at peace. I see the light of day. I...

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We are willing cooperators in something larger

Jesus freely chose the Cross, thus entering more deeply into our human condition. While saving us, he also wanted to experience what we experience. Now Jesus’ compassion reaches into the world through our freedom and our love. United with Jesus our suffering, in and with the world, becomes healing. It is also at times very...

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What can we do about the injustices of this world?

What can we do about the injustices of this world? There is a time and place for various kinds of action. Always, however, the Christian attitude is one of mourning as Jesus did while doing what we can to alleviate the agony. This has a meaning for our prayer. Prayer doesn't have to be a pleasant experience. Oneness with the...

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God cares about the poor

Jesus is the perfect revelation of God's justice and mercy. St. Matthew wrote: “Now John...sent a message by his disciples to ask him, 'Are you He who is to come or do we look for another?' In reply, Jesus said to them: 'Go back and report to John what you hear and see: the blind recover their sight, cripples walk, lepers are...

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