Monday, June 7, 2010
Sacred Heart Summer Welcome
I found the Sacred Heart of Jesus!
I was so excited about finding this little garden statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus about a month ago. While visiting my sister in Oregon, we were shopping at a store called Tuesday Morning. Up near the front of the store, standing amidst a few other garden items, was this lovely (lone) statue of the Sacred Heart of Jesus. I picked him up to check the price, certainly expecting it to be out of my range. Lo and behold, He was a mere $9.99! It was as if he was crying "Take Me Home!" Knowing that the Feast of the Sacred Heart (and the month of June dedicated to the Sacred Heart) was coming up, I had big plans for this little guy. With our lovely Mary garden in the backyard, I thought it would be quite fitting to have a little Sacred Heart garden in the front!
This is what you see as you walk up to our front door...
I thought the colors were perfect for the blood and water He shed for us, red also for love...Oh, and the blue flowers also seemed to drape the shoulders like Mother Mary's mantle.
This is a "timed" post since we are away camping. But looking forward to baking some treats for the dual Sacred and Immaculate Hearts this weekend.
"His divine Heart calls to our hearts, inviting us to come out of ourselves, to abandon our human certainties, to trust in him and, following his example, to make ourselves a gift of love without reserve."~Pope Benedict XVI~