Sacred Heart of Jesus

Encounter

Why Encounter
• Human beings are relational by nature
• Jesus became human to be in relationship with us
• An authentic encounter with God comes through engaging in a
  relationship with Jesus

From Scripture and Tradition
“It is Jesus that you seek when you dream of happiness; He is waiting for you when nothing else you find satisfies you; He is the beauty to which you are so attracted; it is He who provoked you with that thirst for fullness that will not let you settle for compromise; it is He who urges you to shed the masks of a false life; it is He who reads in your heart your most genuine choices, the choices that others try to stifle. It is Jesus who stirs in you the desire to do something great with your lives, the will to follow an ideal, the refusal to allow yourselves to be ground down by mediocrity, the courage to commit yourselves humbly and patiently to improving yourselves and society, making the world more human and more fraternal.”
John Paul II, Word Youth Day 2000

“For this reason, at every time and in every place, God draws close to man. He calls man to seek him, to know him, to love him with all his strength. He calls together all men, scattered and divided by sin, into the unity of his family, the Church.”
CCC, no. 1

Thinking Out Loud
“I have met the person of Jesus face to face”

Summary
Discipleship starts with meeting the person of Jesus