Since it was the day of Preparation, the Jews did not want the bodies left on the cross during the sabbath, especially because that sabbath was a day of great solemnity. So they asked Pilate to have the legs of the crucified men broken and the bodies removed. Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who had been crucified with him. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs. Instead, one of the soldiers pierced his side with a spear, and at once blood and water came out. (He who saw this has testified so that you also may believe. His testimony is true, and he knows that he tells the truth.) These things occurred so that the scripture might be fulfilled, “None of his bones shall be broken.” And again another passage of scripture says, “They will look on the one whom they have pierced.”
• Loving hearts are always with a little spear through them. Do I have a little spear through my heart? The hearts of Jesus and Mary We see pictures of hearts with, telling us of loving hearts. The hearts of Jesus and Mary were entwined in love and faithful to the end.
• How my heart brings me beyond the convenient and the mediocre to what is deeper and of lasting value?