7th January 2020 Tuesday after The Epiphany of the Lord - St. Raymond of Penyafort
1 John 4:7–10, Mark 6:34–44
“A heart full of unfailing love and mercy”
The heart of our God is full of unfailing love and mercy. It is through Jesus’ life that we come to know the heart of God’s love.
In today’s gospel, Jesus’ heart was full of pity when He saw the needs of the crowd, and He sat down and taught them. Later, he did not send them away to look for their own food, but He performed the miracle of the five loaves and two fish and fed them. The heart of God - the heart of the Good Shepherd is not for us to admire from a distance. Rather, we are called to actively imitate him so as to make His heart ours.
Question for reflection:
1) How can I imitate Jesus’ compassionate heart today?