Friday, June 12, 2015

The most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Dear Fathers, Friends in Christ, 

'Sinners--Beloved and Redeemed' 

The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus 

...that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. 
Ephesians 3:17 

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 

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