June 11.   Sacred Heart.  Basil thought,  “I think that devotion to the Sacred Heart given by Jesus himself to a religious sister St Margaret Mary Alacoque in the 17th century is an earlier form of the Divine Mercy devotion.  It is essentially about Jesus’ great love, but also about his heart that was hurt and crowned with thorns.  I kind of relate to that image right now in my life. The Divine Mercy devotion has a different dimension.  It is about the love of God flowing forth as mercy.”  

I thank you Father that you have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and revealed them to infants. Learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden light. Matt 11:25-30 

Pope Francis:   The same Christ who by his cross saved us from our sins, today continues to save and redeem us by the power of his total self-surrender. Look to his cross, cling to him, let him save you, for “those who accept his offer of salvation are set free from sin, sorrow, inner emptiness and loneliness.  And if you sin and stay far from him, he will come to lift you up by the power of his cross.   CV119