I have always loved the month of June!
And there are lots of reasons why.
One is because June is the month of…
The Sacred Heart of Jesus!
Many artistic depictions of the Sacred Heart show Jesus holding His Heart out to us…a Heart that is on fire with love. Yet, how often do we find our own hearts weak and dry and afraid to catch fire, weighed down as they are by a myriad of cares and needs. Surely, when in this state, it is tempting to hide our hearts from Jesus, to hide from the flame of His love.
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On Monday we honor the fallen.
But today, let’s not forget those who have been left to pick up the pieces.
(Let us) be better at remembering their sacrifice too.
Because there’s not enough “I’m so, so sorry,” that can be given.
But we can always listen.
To their loss.
To their fear.
To their joy.
To their pain.
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Memorial Day has come to mean the beginning of summer, a time for picnics and barbecues, and a holiday to gather around the family. That happiness and freedom, however, is a product of the real cause for the holiday: the sacrifice made by men and women who have fought and died for the freedoms and liberties Americans hold dear. Memorial Day is a time to remember that the American way of life is not cheap but rather has been purchased by the lives of so many who have sacrificed for us to live free and happily now.
‘lest we forget…
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