Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Deuteronomy 7: 6- 11
||For you are a holy people to the Lord your God. The Lord your God has chosen you so that you would be his particular people out of all the peoples who are upon the earth.
||It is not because you surpass all the nations in number that the Lord has joined with you and has chosen you, for you are the least numerous of any people.
||But it is because the Lord has loved you, and has kept his oath, which he swore to your fathers. And he has led you away with a strong hand, and he has redeemed you from the house of servitude, from the hand of Pharaoh, the king of Egypt.
||And you shall know that the Lord your God himself is a strong and faithful God, preserving his covenant and his mercy for those who love him and those who keep his precepts for a thousand generations,
||and promptly repaying those who hate him, so as to utterly ruin them, without further delay, quickly rendering to them what they deserve.
||Therefore, keep the precepts and ceremonies as well as the judgments, which I command to you this day, so that you may do them.
St. John 4: 7- 16
||Most beloved, let us love one another. For love is of God. And everyone who loves is born of God and knows God.
||Whoever does not love, does not know God. For God is love.
||The love of God was made apparent to us in this way: that God sent his only-begotten Son into the world, so that we might live through him.
||In this is love: not as if we had loved God, but that he first loved us, and so he sent his Son as a propitiation for our sins.
||Most beloved, if God has so loved us, we also ought to love one another.
||No one has ever seen God. But if we love one another, God abides in us, and his love is perfected in us.
||In this way, we know that we abide in him, and he in us: because he has given to us from his Spirit.
||And we have seen, and we testify, that the Father has sent his Son to be the Savior of the world.
||Whoever has confessed that Jesus is the Son of God, God abides in him, and he in God.
||And we have known and believed the love that God has for us. God is love. And he who abides in love, abides in God, and God in him.
Matthew 11: 25- 30
||At that time, Jesus responded and said: “I acknowledge you, Father, Lord of Heaven and earth, because you have hidden these things from the wise and the prudent, and have revealed them to little ones.
||Yes, Father, for this was pleasing before you.
||All things have been delivered to me by my Father. And no one knows the Son except the Father, nor does anyone know the Father except the Son, and those to whom the Son is willing to reveal him.
||Come to me, all you who labor and have been burdened, and I will refresh you.
||Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am meek and humble of heart; and you shall find rest for your souls.
||For my yoke is sweet and my burden is light.”