Love of Jesus Christ – Twelfth Day of January
Love of Jesus Christ.
“If any man love not Our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema.” — 1 Cor. 16:22.
From the moment of His Incarnation until that of His death the Son of God may be called a Man of sorrows. The cross upon which He was to suffer was always present to His eyes and engraven upon His heart. Lord, in whatever place I seek Thee, I find Thee ever upon the cross. — Words of a servant of God.
While meditating upon the sufferings of Jesus Christ, St. Bernard exclaimed, Quis Fecit? Who has done this? He seemed to hear this response: Fecit charitas. It is charity which has worked this great prodigy. Let us cry with St. Elizabeth of Hungary: “Henceforth my only inheritance is Jesus crucified.”
O Jesus crucified! It is sin which has nailed Thee to the cross. He who sins mortally crucifies Thee spiritually in his heart. Death, a thousand deaths rather than sin. Let sin no more reign in me. Let Jesus and the Holy Ghost dwell with me forever.