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12th Sunday in Ordinary Time - Year A
A reading from the holy Gospel according to Matthew
Jesus instructed the Twelve as follows: ‘Do not be afraid. For everything that is now covered will be uncovered, and everything now hidden will be made clear. What I say to you in the dark, tell in the daylight; what you hear in whispers, proclaim from the house-tops.
‘Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul; fear him rather who can destroy both body and soul in hell. Can you not buy two sparrows for a penny? And yet not one falls to the ground without your Father knowing. Why, every hair on your head has been counted. So there is no need to be afraid; you are worth more than hundreds of sparrows.
‘So if anyone declares himself for me in the presence of men, I will declare myself for him in the presence of my Father in heaven. But the one who disowns me in the presence of men, I will disown in the presence of my Father in heaven.’
The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus- June 19th
(The following reflection has been taken from the Sisters of St Joseph of the Sacred Heart webpage)
On this day, we celebrate God’s creative love bursting forth into the heart of creation, into the heart of humanity. It is a day to reflect on the boundless love that God has for each person. In essence it speaks of the great tenderness of a God who stoops down and lifts us up when life is filled with challenges and suffering. God’s love reaches out to us, invites us, and draws us into the very heart of God where our lives are transformed into being the hands and feet, the gentle voice and the listening ear of Christ in the world today.
Sometimes we hear the expression ‘I am holding you in my heart’ meaning that we care deeply for a person and for their reality. This is what Jesus says to us on this feast day:
I am holding you in my heart. I love you and care for you deeply. Go now and be my heart for others for this has the power to change lives.