Pastel Painting by Sr. Angelica Shanklin
The Birth of Jesus
Heart of Jesus made visible in the child Jesus
We Adore you O Lord and we love You
-Because by Your Sacred Heart You have made manifest Your Love
She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn. Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields and keeping the night watch over their flock.For today in the city of David a savior has been born for you who is Messiah and Lord.“Glory to God in the highest and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.” -Lk 2:6-20
The Love of God which beats in this tiny heart is now visible to the world as Jesus is born and adored by Mary and Joseph, and then by the shepherds. They see this tiny infant and yet they see and know the Love of God through the words of the angels and the amazing child they encounter with faith. The Heart of Jesus, the Love of God, is now not only dwelling among us, hidden in the womb of Mary, but visible and present for all to see.
Oh Tiny Sacred Heart of Jesus, help us to recognize Your Loving Presence among us