Fr Paul discusses the impact of St Margaret Mary Alacoque’s revelations about the loving and approachable sacred heart of Jesus on St Alphonsus, as he fought the Jansenist belief in a cruel and unforgiving God. Blood and water flows from the pierced heart of Jesus in today’s gospel – God’s own son loving us so much that he offered his life so that we may live.
Thus says the LORD: When Israel was a child I loved him.
HOS 11:1, 3-4, 8C-9
[I pray that] Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith … so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.
EPH 3:8-12, 14-19
One soldier thrust his lance into [Jesus’] side, and immediately blood and water flowed out.