[The next time you visit the Blessed Sacrament enter silently into this conversation.]
[Jesus:] "See how forsaken I am! I am the shame of the wise, the scandal of the powerful, the laughing-stock of the crowd, the scapegoat of rulers. But if they weep over their offenses I pardon them all, for I am Jesus! Tell me, have you not forsaken Me?... Answer Me....
[A Simple Soul:] What have I, Lord Jesus, that Thou hast not given me? What do I know, that Thou has not taught me? What can I do, if Thou dost not help me?...O pardon my faults that have so wounded You. Thou has created me without any merit of mine. Thou has redeemed me without any cooperation. Thou has done much in creating me, and still more in redeeming me. Wilt Thou be less powerful or less generous in forgiving me? For all the blood Thou has shed and the cruel death Thou hast suffered were not for the profit of the Angels who implore Thee. If then I have denied Thee, let me praise Thee. If I have outraged Thee, let me love Thee. If I have offended Thee, let me serve Thee.
For, to live without loving Thee, and to love without suffering for Thee. O Jesus...that would be death without Thee.
(From Twenty Holy Hours by Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS CC)