The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus : Friday, 7th June 2024

Daily Word Of God

John 19:31-37

It was the Day of Preparation, and to avoid the bodies’ remaining on the cross during the Sabbath — since that Sabbath was a day of special solemnity — the Jews asked Pilate to have the legs broken and the bodies taken away. Consequently the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first man who had been crucified with him and then of the other.

When they came to Jesus, they saw he was already dead, and so instead of breaking his legs one of the soldiers pierced his side with a lance; and immediately there came out blood and water. This is the evidence of one who saw it — true evidence, and he knows that what he says is true — and he gives it so that you may believe as well.

Today's Pointers on God's Word

As you read the passage what words, phases or meanings caught your attention?

  • In an apparition to St Margaret Mary, Jesus lamented the fact that His Sacred Heart that has loved us so intensely is not loved in return. The Feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus reminds us of Jesus’ intense love for us.


  • By conscious acts or omission to act, we have all failed to return Jesus’ love. Let us draw from the wellspring of grace flowing from Jesus’ Sacred Heart to live authentic Christian lives.


  • Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy on us”.

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