Sacred heart of Jesus, I will type fast. Stand straight and arms outstretched. Look for that intersection where horizontal crosses the vertical, the arms and the torso. It’s where the heart resides. The intersection between the vertical beam of the cross, and the horizontal. “X” marks the spot, there rests a heart. The Sacred Heart of Jesus. The standing, the vertical points to God, His mission to restore the relationship between God and man. Love. Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. The horizontal, peace among man. “Love one another as I have loved you.” Between those is the Sacred Heart of Jesus. God’s heart, Gods love. God becomes man. Becomes man out of love. L-O-V-E. The agony of the garden, and the agony of the cross, all in His love. It’s His message and His Heart. The rescue of the lost sheep, giving sight to the blind, the healing of the sick and the binding of wounds. Love. God’s mercy, the forgiveness of sins. Love, Gods love. The love of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. The heart of Jesus, a passionate heart and a merciful one. The Passion of Christ out of love for us, His mercy for the same. Pope Francis tells his priests “Smell the sheep.” That’s precisely what the Christ did when He became man. In persona Christi, he says. That God reached into the thickets, through the thorns to grab that sheep. The lost sheep. The devotion of the shepherd. Smell the sheep, that’s what He did. His Heart for ours, the price of redemption. The paschal lamb, the sacrifice of love. The Sacred Heart of Jesus. The Sacred Heart, taught us to love God, as God loves man.