'Sinners--Beloved and Redeemed'
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
...that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith.
Travelers sometimes fret about what to wear. The greatest fear and even sin, it seems, is to "look like a tourist." Whatever you do, you don't want to appear to be a part of that group of unsophisticated gawkers.
But then you arrive in that new, exciting place, and it hits you: everyone's a tourist. And no matter how hard you try to think you're not, you are one of them--us.
Our lives are a dynamic of the desire to feel singular and the yearning to be part of a group. On this feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, perhaps I can set aside my ego, look up to Jesus on the cross, then look around at my fellow travelers and be glad, not ashamed, to be a part of this group: sinners yet beloved and redeemed by that loving Heart.
Father Ed Bakker
Anglican Catholic Church / Original Province
Mission of Saint Aidan of Lindisfarne