“I now enthrone the Sacred Heart of Jesus and King and Friend.” These are such important words spoken during the Home Enthronement.
Whenever you consecrate your home to the Sacred Heart of Jesus with Mary, it is not just a ceremony or a nice pious gathering. Jesus really becomes King, Lord and Friend. When you invite Jesus into your home, your home will never be the same. Again and again many testimonies have been given of the special presence, power and protection of Jesus with Mary, following the Home Enthronement.
Should this surprise you? When your home is enthroned, it is sanctified and consecrated to God. Do you appreciate what that means? My home is consecrated to God! My family is consecrated to God! All that I have and all that I am is consecrated to God.
What happens when you consecrate? That which is ordinary becomes extraordinary, sanctified and special for it has been set aside as belonging to God. To consecrate: what is more ordinary than bread? Yet when it is consecrated it becomes the body of Christ. The same with ordinary wine which becomes the blood of Christ. To consecrate: when a young couple consecrates their human love to God in marriage, something extraordinary happens – the Sacrament of Matrimony. To consecrate: when we consecrate our sufferings in union with the sufferings of Jesus, our sickness and pain which ordinary people dread and flee from become redemptive and a powerful conduit of grace for ourselves and others in need of salvation. Something extraordinary happens through consecration.
Your Home Enthronement can be the most important thing you will ever do. Your home will never be the same. Your life will never be the same. Your family will never be the same. Believe me!
“Behold, I stand at the door and Knock. If anyone …opens the door …I will enter his house (Rev 3:20).
In William Holman Hunt’s famous painting, Jesus knocks at the door which can be opened only from the inside. You see, the only door knob is within. Jesus will not break in, you must invite him.
Did you ever notice that Jesus worked so many of his miracles in people’s homes?
Jesus worked a miracle for the married couple in Cana. He cured Peter’s mother-in-law and raised Jairus’ daughter to life. These and many other accounts are found in Scripture where Jesus, being invited into homes, did wonderful things. Their homes were never the same. Their lives were never the same. Not will yours be the same when you invite Jesus with Mary through the enthronement of your home.
From: Msgr. J Carter. Soul Magazine March- April 1997 Used with permission