Today is the Feast of the Sacred Heart. And at Mass this morning, I was doing it wrong. The readings were for the Sacred Heart. But my mind was stuck on Sunday, especially the Gospel (Luke).
Which maybe isn't so bad. Because for a feast devoted to the Heart of Jesus, the Gospel on Sunday has something to add.
It's so quick it's easy to miss. But in just a few words, it says everything about the Heart of Jesus - "he was moved with pity."
That's Jesus' reaction. To our losses, our hurts, our tragedies, our failures. Every time.
Even when I'm doing it wrong.
More on this tomorrow. Readings for Sunday