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Lisa Duffy’s Daily Reflection

The New Testament helps us to understand Jesusmore and more so that in our difficult times, we can take consolation in the fact that He loves us. We watch Him weep with tenderness for Lazarus before He raised him from the dead. We observe Him handle sinners with great love and care, and notice that when He was alone, 

He was always in loving conversation with His Father. But sometimes the story we read doesn’t translate to our every day life because of the pain we are experiencing. So Jesus reaches out even further to help us see His love for us… 

In the recent past, a Eucharistic miracle took place in Buenos Aires in which a consecrated host began to bleed. A prominent doctor was called to take a sample of the host and have it blind tested at a lab, meaning it was submitted without being identified for the scientists. The lab tests revealed that the specimen was tissue from the left ventricle of a human heart and that the specimen was “alive and beating.” Further testing with a top cardiologist revealed that this heart tissue was taken from a man who had been tortured and severely beaten. 

People say miracles don’t happen any more. But each day, through the celebration of the mass and miracles like these, Jesus is trying to show us how much He loves us. He wants us to know how passionate His love for us is and that He thirsts for our love in return. When you are feeling dragged down by the pain of your divorce, contemplate the heart of Jesus, beating with love for you and trying to reach you. His consolation for all that He suffered will be the love you return to Him. 

I live by faith in the Son of God, who loved me and gave himself for me. – Galatians 2:20

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