Good Monday morning to all!

Over the last few weeks we have been getting confirmation after confirmation about the sacred heart of Jesus and the place for LGBT people in it.

It started at our last Medjugorje evening when the catholic mother of a gay son had a very clear image of Jesus’ heart with the LGBT colours inside.

Then only a few days ago as I received holy communion I had a vision of the same thing and simultaneously felt the overpowering love of Jesus for the gay community.

I described it to Toni who then made this image which you see above.

This image takes the old and the new so to speak, the old as in the sacred heart with the fire of God’s love while the new as in his love for LGBT people.

I stress ‘people’ because in no way is this image supposed to be political but rather a declaration and affirmation of God’s love for LGBT people who have so often felt excluded.

Of course to some it might be upsetting or even heretical but that is not the intention, the intention is one of love and we have noticed that when we wear LGBT colours or have a little flag that LGBT people get drawn to us and conversations follow.

In other words, it is a very important part of our ministry of evangelisation to make ourselves visible without going over the top!!

(I was in Primark yesterday and couldn’t resist not having a laugh trying on these clothes but no need to worry, I won’t be going to Medjugorje like that.!!)

Unfortunately when it comes to using LGBT colours for evangelisation you’re dammed if you do and damned if you don’t.

By doing so, the conservative Catholics risk getting annoyed as they think that these colours will give poor Jesus a heart attack while by not doing so, you don’t reach out to the LGBT people and their family & friends who may be very interested in hearing about Jesus.

In other words, you won’t please everybody and what’s the best thing to do when you can’t please everybody? It’s to please Jesus and to accept the 50 lashes if they come, trusting that over time Jesus will bring light and understanding to people’s minds and put love in their hearts for the LGBT community.

Only when the heart and the head are properly aligned can our evangelisation be successful because otherwise we place impossiheable burdens on people or else expect too much..

Jesus is a patient God and the process of conversion is slow for all people whether gay or otherwise which is why we need Jesus’ heart of love for LGBT people and only with this may we be able to be the ‘apostles of love’ that Our Lady so often speaks of in Medjugorje.

‘Sacred heart of Jesus, give us your heart and your understanding for LGBT people under the loving mantle of Our Lady of Medjugorje’.

Michael