July 1, 2012

Feast of the Precious Blood

... neither by the blood of goats or of calves, but by His Own Blood

"If we are sincere we will have to admit that we do all in our power to escape Christ's shame and disgrace.  A lack of consideration, a slight offense, a cutting word, are all that it takes to arouse our passions.  How can we say that we know how to share in Christ's humiliations?  Behold Our Divine Master treated like a malefactor, dragged amidst the coarse insults of the soldiers outside the gate of Jerusalem and there crucified between two thieves!  And we?  What part do we take in His Passion?  How do we share in His reproach?

We, the guilty ones, far from atoning for our faults unto blood, cannot even sacrifice our self-love.  The blood which flows from sincere, total renunciation of self, from humble, generous acceptance of everything that mortifies, breaks and destroys our pride:  this is the blood which Jesus asks us to unite with His!  The Precious Blood of Jesus will give us the strength to do so, for the soul which becomes inebriated and inundated by the Blood of Christ, is clothed with true and genuine virtue' (St. Catherine of Sienna)."
Divine Intimacy

Blood of Christ, inebriate me.
That is Blood of Christ intoxicate me with Your love.  Seems to me that would solve all our problems.

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