Heart of Jesus, which suffered rejection for our sake, have mercy on us.

He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;
and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. (Isaiah 53:3)

This prophecy of Jesus from Isaiah is part of the passage known as The Lord’s Suffering Servant. While the literal interpretation of this prophecy is the rejection Jesus would face while he was alive, the forward looking (anagogical) sense is the rejection of Jesus by those people of the world, in any time period, who have denied him to be the Son of God. This prophecy is also about those who call themselves His disciples, when we commit sin.

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