Sacred Heart by Jack, age 6
- (This was supposed to automatically post on June 19, but it didn’t. Better late than never.) Happy Feast of Sacred Heart! Today is a great day to celebrate this wonderful feast. In a fluke of coincidental calendars (the feast of the Sacred Heart is a “moveable” feast and the date changes each year), today is my parent’s wedding anniversary. Happy Anniversary, Mom and Dad!! It is also the last day of retreat for a group of high school students I’ve been with this past week here in northern Michigan. Sacred Heart spirituality (as a whole and in particular to “my” community) is a pretty big topic–too large to be covered here. But suffice it to say that this week, these teenagers have shown me in very concrete ways the love of the heart of Christ. The Feast of the Sacred Heart calls us to remember the very particular ways our God loves us, opens his broken heart to us, and invites us to share that love with others. Below is a prayer I found after I googled “Sacred Heart” and “simple prayer.” It’s quite beautiful. Happy Feast to All!!
Heart of the Master
I search for Your face
In the clouds, in the breeze on my face,
Between the lines I read and hear,
Everywhere I search
Hoping for a glimpse of You,
Watching, longing for Your Presence.
Amidst the shallow dreariness of the world,
I push the dark and gray aside
Searching for Your Light.
Like a child who thrives on little,
This heart leaps
From a few words, a small glimpse.
It takes little to satisfy,
Yet this heart is forever
Longing for Your embrace.
Though fascinated with Your thoughts,
In awe of Your beauty,
It is Your sacred, pure Love
That feeds this heart.
This Love that heals wounds,
This Love that soothes the soul,
The Love that is Life.
Your Sacred Heart joyfully gathers Your children,
For such, You said, is the Kingdom of God.
For the heart of the child reveals
The Heart of the Master.