FRUITS OF MEDITATION ON THE PASSION OF JESUS CHRIST. 1. The Lover of souls, our most loving Redeemer, declared that He had no other motive in coming down upon earth to become man, than to enkindle in the hearts of men the fire of His holy love: “I am come to cast fire on earth; and what will I but that it be kindled” (St. Luke 12:49). And oh, what beautiful flames of love has He not enkindled in so many souls, especially by the pains that He chose to suffer in His death, in order to prove to us the immeasurable love which He still bears to us! Oh, how many souls, happy in the Wounds of Jesus, as in burning furnaces of love, have been so inflamed with His love, that they have not refused to consecrate to Him their goods, their lives and their whole selves, surmounting with great courage all the difficulties which they had to encounter in the observance of the Divine law, for the love of that Lord who, being God, chose to suffer so much for the love of them! This was just the counsel that the Apostle gave us, in order that we might not fail, but make great advances in the way of salvation: “Think diligently upon Him who endureth such opposition from sinners against Himself, that you be not wearied, fainting in your minds” (Heb. 12:3). Another Rare Catholic Classic by St Alphonsus Liguori!
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