This year the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus happens to fall on the first Friday of June.
Today's reading from 1 John says, "We have come to know and to believe in the love God has for us." What a great gift that is! Yet so many people have such a hard time believing in God's love for them. Leanne Payne, noted for her healing prayer ministry, says that self-hatred is the biggest stumbling block to knowing God's love. The first step in inner healing is to renounce that self-hatred and accept God's love.