Quote of the day: 20 April

The resurrection hasn’t erased the signs of the passion; it hasn’t closed the holes in Jesus’ hands or removed the wound from his side. In the flesh of Jesus, love has written its story with the alphabet of the wounds. They are indelible wounds just the same as love is indelible. Love heals us, lifts us up, and makes us strong. When we say that “we’re in the hands of the Lord” or that “we abandon ourselves in his hands”, let’s not forget that they’re hands wounded by love that support, console, and care for us.

Silvio José Báez, O.C.D.
Auxiliary Bishop of Managua
Homily, Second Sunday of Easter (excerpt)
19 April 2020
The Incredulity of Saint Thomas
Simon Vouet (French, 1590–1649)
Oil on canvas, 1637
Museum of Fine Arts, Lyon

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