Friday 8 June 2018
The Sacred Heart of Jesus.
Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8-9. Isaiah 12:2-6. Ephesians 3:8-12, 14-19. John 19:31-37.
You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation—Isaiah 12:2-6.
‘I led them with reins of kindness, with leading-strings of love.’
Jesus had one message: ‘You have a Father who loves and cares for you.’ In trying to get this through to his followers, Jesus may have quoted Hosea and used his image of a parent guiding a toddler’s hesitant steps, picking the child up and comforting him or her after a fall.
In the reading from Ephesians, the Father desires that each of us becomes one with Jesus, knowing his love and being drawn into the very life of the Trinity.
John’s Gospel reveals the details of Jesus’ death. On seeing Jesus’ side give out blood and water, John calls us to believe.