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The Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus

Jn 19:31-37


I like history. I always did. There are so many events that have taken place in our century alone as well as a thousand years ago. And because of people who were able to write down those events, even centuries later, people like us can learn what life in different parts of the world looked like, for instance, what was their religion, politics, monarchy, daily life and so many other interesting things. Luckily, we also had people like that who were able to record the story of Jesus, especially the evangelists who wrote the gospels. But there were many more, especially preachers and missionaries who told the story of Jesus to others. We don’t know the name of the person who noticed and witnessed Jesus’ death on the crucifix. We only read in the gospel today: “An eyewitness has testified, and his testimony is true; he knows that he is speaking the truth, so that you also may come to believe.” None of us was there when Jesus was here on earth, but we have the testimony of others. And in order to keep this story going, we need to learn it, remember it and pass it on. This story has to go on!



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