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The Bible did not document the story of Veronica wiping the face of Jesus on the way to Calvary. The story also tells that Jesus left an image of his face on the cloth that she used to wipe his face. Her story appeared in a book called “Acts of Pilate” that identified Veronica as the woman who had been suffering hemorrhages for twelve years, came up behind Jesus and touched his tassel on his cloak and gained healing (Mt 9:20-22). The rest of the story is that Veronica “went to Rome and cured the Emperor Tiberius by showing him a painting she had made of Christ after her own healing.”


No service to Jesus or his church will go unrewarded is clear from the experience of Veronica. She did a timely service with boldness. Let us also be courageous enough to be at the service of the Lord.

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