Why We Contemplate the Sacred Heart of Jesus

In the Catholic Church, we make ample use of sacred imagery to help us contemplate our Lord who is hidden from us – present in certain ways, yet unseen in his true appearance. When we meditate upon the Heart of Christ, we are drawn to contemplate His woundedness (the thorns), His sacrifice (the Cross), His ever-burning, merciful and infinite Love (the Flame) and His intimate and perfect human soul (the Heart). Because God is Love, and because we all yearn for enduring love, we all yearn for God. He created us to be this way. Embrace Him.

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