In apparitions to St Margaret Mary Alacoque Jesus showed her the depth of his love and begged her to promote greater love of him in the particular form of the Sacred Heart which has become a very well-known image – an earlier version of the Divine Mercy. Consecrating a home, Mass and communion on 9 consecutive 1st Fridays of the month were some of the requests for which in return Jesus promised his own greater love and support. “I promise you in the excessive mercy of my Heart that my all-powerful love will grant to all those who hold to this devotion the grace of final penitence. They will not die in my disgrace, not without receiving the Sacraments. My Divine Heart shall be their safe refuge in this last moment.” www.sacredheartdevotion.com. Religious congregations, schools and the popular Sacred Heart sodality all have this image of Jesus as their patron. On this day too the learners at the multicultural Sacred Heart College participated in a special celebration with a focus on the merciful and forgiving love of God as experienced in their own faith communities.
All Scripture is inspired by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction and for training in righteousness that God’s people may be complete and equipped for every good work. 2 Tim 3:16.
Pope Francis: Mercy will always be greater than any sin, and no one can place limits on the love of God who is ever ready to forgive. MV3