BLOOD AND WATER FROM THE HEART OF JESUS
On the Good Friday (Passion Friday) and Divine Mercy Sunday, we reflect on the flow of blood and water from the heart of Jesus. Theologians give symbolic interpretation of the water and blood that came from the heart of Jesus. Water represents baptism and blood stands for the Holy Eucharist.
Jesus confirmed this interpretation in the vision of Sr. Faustina, who propagated the Divine Mercy devotion. Just as God opened Adam’s side to give birth to Eve, God opened the side of Jesus to generate the church. Church uses the water (baptism) and the blood (Holy Eucharist) of Jesus for the sacraments of Christian initiation.
Jesus cleans the stains of the original sin through the baptismal water and nourishes our souls for eternal life through the Eucharistic body and blood. Let us keep the holiness we have received and continue to receive through the sacraments of the Church.