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The Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is depicted in a stained-glass window at St. Andrew Church in Sag Harbor, N.Y. The feast of the Most Sacred Heart of Jesus is celebrated on June 28 in 2019. (CNS photo/Gregory A. Shemitz)

By Gretchen R. Crowe, Our Sunday Visitor, June 2, 2020

Gretchen R. Crowe is editorial director for periodicals at OSV.

Gretchen R. CroweThe Lord God has made us for himself, St. Augustine tells us in his “Confessions,” and our hearts are restless until they find their rest in him.

What is our nation facing today but an eruption of restless hearts? For months, millions of Americans have remained close to home as we face unprecedented pandemic and its ramifications. We have socially distanced ourselves from loved ones, co-workers and a normal way of living. As the weeks passed, businesses shuttered and people — including many with Church-related jobs — were left unemployed and without a paycheck or a safety net. Hearts were anxious. Hearts were fearful.

Then came the senseless, tragic killing of George Floyd, a black citizen, at the hands of a white police officer in Minneapolis — and the video of the altercation that led to his death traveled with the speed of light around the world. Hearts were broken. Hearts were enraged. …

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