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The Pierced Heart

Background Music: Panalangin by Mark Anthony Cuevas
    Voiced by: Sr.Venus Marie S. Pegar, sfx
                      Sisters of St. Francis Xavier

June 7, Solemnity of Most Sacred Heart of Jesus
Daily Readings: Hosea 11:1, 3-4, 8C-9; John 19:31-37

Today, we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus.

In the first reading, God’s promise to his people is to protect them from harm.   “For I am God and not a man, the Holy One present among you; I will not let the flames consume you."

In the second reading, Paul prays for God to grant us the riches of his glory, strengthening us with power through his Spirit in our inner selves and allowing Christ to dwell in our hearts through faith.

The Gospel describes how the soldier pierced the heart of Jesus. When Jesus was hanging on the cross, together with the two thieves, the soldier asked permission to break their legs and bring them down from the cross in preparation for the Sabbath.

But since they saw that Jesus was already dead, one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out

The heart is one of the most vital organs in the body. Our heart's blood provides our body with the oxygen and nutrients it needs to function. The pierced heart of Jesus symbolizes his outpouring of love and mercy to his people.

Call to Action for Catholic Living: As we celebrate the solemnity of the Most Sacred of Jesus, we remember his pierced heart as his sacrificial love for humanity. The purpose of devotion to the Sacred Heart of Jesus is to direct our hearts towards receiving and returning His love with gratitude, with all our heart, soul, and strength, to glorify Him.

Lord Jesus, thank you for reminding us of your sacrificial love for humanity through your pierced heart. Amen.


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