Comforting the grieving widow
Heart of Jesus moved with pity to heal the emotional wounds and needs of the people
We Adore you O Lord and we love You
-Because by Your Sacred Heart You have made manifest Your Love
Soon afterward he journeyed to a city called Nain, and his disciples and a large crowd accompanied him.Lk 7:11-17
He was moved with pity for her! Jesus’ Heart is again pulled towards the needs of humanity. This time, His Heart is moved with pity at the weeping of a widow. We do not know her name or the name of her son, we see the pull of His Heart to heal her emotional wounds. Even in her obscurity, Jesus knows her and her weaknesses. Could it be that He sees this wound as too deep for her to bear? Would the loss of this son, placing her at the mercy of society, bring her into a state of despair and take her away from the Lord in her lack of trust? We do no know, but we do know that Jesus heals her emotional pain through the healing of her son. She does not ask, and perhaps does not even see Jesus approaching as she accompanies the body of her son to his burial place. It is again the Heart of Jesus which sees the very human emotional need of the woman and takes the initiative to heal her.
Oh Sacred Heart of Jesus, come and heal our emotional wounds