" "Neither earth nor rock could have held the Cross, nor could the Cross of nails have held God’s only-begotten Son, had not love held him fast.” – St. Catherine of Siena

Monday, December 10, 2012

Father Mark Draws Us Once Again To The Source of Eternal Life

 
Take some time away from the worldly distractions of this season and prayerfully, slowly and reflectively let these Truths shared by Father Mark take root in your heart:
 
Adore te devote, latens Deitas

 
 
O hidden God,
I adore Thee.
 
O silent God,
I adore Thee.
 
O utterly humble God,
I adore Thee.
 
O ineffably obedient God,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, faithful and constant,
I adore Thee.
 
O piteously vulnerable God,
I adore Thee.
 
O God delivered into the hands of sinful men,
I adore Thee.
 
O God held lightly in the hands of Thy priests,
I adore Thee.
 
O God most fragile in appearance,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, offering Thyself to be broken and consumed,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, ready to descend into the souls and bodies of poor sinners,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, ignored by the multitudes,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, whose real presence heretics deny,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, grieved by the coldness, indifference, and irreverence
of too many of Thy priests,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, denied to little children who would long to receive Thee,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, excluded from the rooms of the dying,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, waiting to be carried to those who dwell in darkness and in the shadow of death,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, surrounded by routine and unbelief,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, waiting for the company of Thy priests,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, forsaken in Thy tabernacles,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, ignored in Thy churches,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, unacknowledged in Thy sanctuaries,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, forever adored by the Angelic Choirs,
I adore Thee.
 
O God, who art Love, and all Love, and forever Love,
I adore Thee.

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