Blogger’s Note: This is the latest in a collection of daily posts outlining my journey to the Sacred Heart over the past year or more. See an overview and links to past posts here.
I have a short post tonight, about two last little nudges leading me to a newfound devotion to the Sacred Heart this spring. First, in December, about the time I was lobbying Santa and my bride for a Sacred Heart image to hang near my bed, a new mosaic showed up in our church.
This large mosaic of Jesus and His Sacred Heart appear over the entrance to our Reconciliation room and Confessionals at St. Michael. Translated into English, the inscription reads, “For God so loved the world,” from John 3:16. The appearance of this new artwork added fuel to my own fire for a new Sacred Heart print.
Fast-forward to just a month or so ago: I get a call out of the blue from a prayerful Catholic whom I know, but not well. This person asks to meet with me, and when we connect, offers words of peace and encouragement regarding my work at Saint Andrew—then invites me to add a new prayer to my daily regimen…an appeal to Jesus’ Sacred Heart.
It struck a nerve, and I resolved in that moment to bring all these disparate callings and connections to my spiritual director. That conversation will be the topic of tomorrow’s post—tonight I am headed to men’s group to continue our Divine Mercy study!
Jesus, I trust You. Make my heart like Yours.