Monday, February 14, 2011

Love is all you need

Isn't it funny how we set out to teach something and end up learning something instead? I spent much of my weekend preparing for my Sunday school class--baking heart-shaped sugar cookies for my students to decorate, looking up Scripture verses about the love of God, and searching for images of the Sacred Heart of Jesus online.
As I found myself in the midst of so much LOVE, I began to realize that maybe the Lord was trying to tell me something. I couldn't help but see that His words and His heart overflowing with love were meant for me.
"You have lost the love you had at first," says Revelation 2:4. In all of my hustle and bustle to schedule holy hours into my week, help my family at home and perform duties like preparing a Sunday school lesson, I had forgotten the "one thing" that was necessary.
All I need to know is that my Jesus loves me infinitely and died for me. My heart cries out to love and be loved by Him. He is all I want when I go seeking in the world.
My grown-up mind scoffed at this fifth-grade Sunday school triteness, but my heart answered yes.
And this Valentine's Day, His love is all I need.

“The prayer of the Church venerates and honors the Heart of Jesus just as it invokes his most holy name. It adores the incarnate Word and his Heart which, out of love for men, he allowed to be pierced by our sins.”

~CCC 2669

1 comment:

  1. It is all we need. Thank-you for the reminder.