My Brother Sir Knights,
I discussed in the last newsletter how each month is dedicated
to a particular aspect of our Faith. Most of us probably knew
that May is Mary’s month. June is dedicated to the Sacred
Heart of Jesus.
When Jesus was revealing some of the aspects of this devotion
to Sister Mary Alocoque, she didn’t think she was worthy to
receive such a private revelation. She doubted their
authenticity. She thought she was going crazy. So she went
and told her confessor what she was experiencing. He tended
to share Sister Mary’s doubts. However, he devised a plan to
“test” this vision. The saintly priest said, “Next time you see
this figure, ask him to tell you what I said in my last confession.
IF it is Jesus, then only He would know. If it is in your head or
the devil, then they will make something up.” She agreed.
The next time she received a vision, she asked the figure to
divulge the Priest’s past confessed sins. Jesus looked at her and
simply said, “I don’t remember.” Sister went to re port this
encounter to the Priest and his face fell. Of course! Why would
he think that Jesus remembers his confessed sins? They are cast
into the depths of the sea. They are wiped clean as if in a second
baptism. This is how God deals with us. This June, let us fly
to the Sacred Heart of Jesus which is made present to us through
the Sacrament of Confession.
SK Rev. David A. Dufresne