Homily of January 30, 2015: Friday of the Third Week in Ordinary Time (Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart)
February 1, 2015
"The saving love of the Father passes through the Heart of Jesus to all."
Our responsorial Psalm tells us that the salvation of the just comes from the Lord. In celebrating today the Votive Mass of the Sacred Heart of Jesus we express our faith in the love of God that passes through the Heart of Jesus and brings us salvation. Just recently Pope Francis put the Church on guard against the privatization of the faith and the privatization of salvation. It is then so important to realize that salvation is very personal for each of us but that we receive it in the community of the Church. Hence the love of the Sacred Hear urges us to show solidarity with the whole Church. During these days we are closely united especially with the Chaldean Church in praying for all those suffering, especially in Syria and Iraq.