Today is the feast of the Sacred Heart, and so it is a perfect time to reflect on the Sacred Heart of Jesus, and learn more about this devotion if you’re unfamiliar with it.
He said, “I hope people who are not familiar with it might become so, because it is a good way to rediscover this devotion that’s so important, especially during times where we feel burdened. Remember Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew said, ‘Come to me all you who are finding life burdensome and take rest,’ and he says, ‘For I am meek and humble of heart.’ That’s where we see the Sacred Heart in Scripture.”
Fr. Kubicki noted those who feel anxious or unsettled before going to Confession can find peace by resting in the Sacred Heart. He suggested visualizing or looking upon an image of the Sacred Heart before Confession to recognize the love and mercy of Jesus.
Fr. Kubicki said, “Make an examination of conscience looking upon Jesus, who is looking upon us with his tender love. Not condemning us, but just happy to meet us like the father in the story of the prodigal son.”
“Jesus is just happy to meet us in that sacrament and to prepare for that sacrament,” Fr. Kubicki pointed out. “Not with the condemning, angry view of Jesus, but with his compassionate view that is portrayed through these images of the Sacred Heart. With his arms probably outstretched saying, ‘Come to me. I just want to heal you, and forgive you, and give you peace.'”