To the Blessed Sacrament
Say the preliminary prayer, MY LORD JESUS CHRIST, etc.
Had men but always recourse to the Most Blessed Sacrament to seek from
it the remedy for their ills, they certainly would not be so miserable
as they are. The prophet Jeremias, lamenting, exclaimed: Is there no balm in Galaad? or is there no
[Jer. viii. 22] Galaad, a mountain of Arabia,
rich in aromatical spices, according to venerable
Bede, is a figure of Jesus Christ, Who in this Sacrament keeps in
readiness all the remedies for our woes. Why, then, our Redeemer seems
to ask, do you complain of your misfortunes, O sons of Adam, when you
have the physician and the remedy for them all in this Sacrament?
Come to Me, and I will refresh you.
[Matt. xi. 28] I will, then, address Thee in
the words of the sisters of Lazarus: Behold,
he whom Thou lovest is sick
. [John, xi. 3] Lord, I am that
miserable creature whom Thou lovest; my soul is all wounded by the
sins which I have committed; my Divine physician, I come to Thee, that
Thou mayest heal me; if Thou wilt, Thou canst cure me: Heal my soul;
for I have sinned against Thee
. [Ps. xl. 5] Draw me wholly to
Thyself, my most
sweet Jesus, by the all-winning attractions of Thy love. Far rather
would I be bound to Thee than become the lord of the whole earth. I
desire nothing else in the world but to love Thee. I have but little to
give Thee; but could I gain possession of all the kingdoms of the
world, I would do so, that I might renounce them all for Thy love. For
Thee, then, I renounce what I can; I give up all relatives, all
comforts, all pleasures, and even spiritual consolations: for Thee I
renounce my liberty and my will. On Thee I desire to bestow all my
love. I love Thee, infinite goodness; I love Thee more than myself, and
I hope to love Thee for all eternity.
. My Jesus, I give myself to Thee: do Thou
Then follows the SPIRITUAL
after which the visit should be paid to the ever-blessed
Mary, the Mother of God before her image:
Visit to the Blessed Virgin Mary, Click HERE.
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