Learn more about the Solemnity of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus: http://catholicism.about.com/od/holydaysandholidays/p/Sacred_Heart.htm
Link to today’s readings: http://usccb.org/bible/readings/061215.cfm
Since it was preparation day, in order that the bodies might not remain on the cross on the sabbath, for the sabbath day of that week was a solemn one, the Jews asked Pilate that their legs be broken and they be taken down. So the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and then of the other one who was crucified with Jesus. But when they came to Jesus and saw that he was already dead, they did not break his legs, but one soldier thrust his lance into his side, and immediately blood and water flowed out. 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. For this happened so that the Scripture passage might be fulfilled: Not a bone of it will be broken. And again another passage says: They will look upon him whom they have pierced.
Jesus’ Sacred Heart gushed the blood and water of salvation and mercy when it was pierced. He shed that for us, to save us from our sins and to bring us to Eternal Life. Do you cover yourself in His shed blood, asking for mercy and forgiveness? That is why He died, do not let it be in vain.
Prayer: Most Sacred Heart of Jesus, I place all my trust in you.
You will draw water joyfully from the springs of salvation.