O Lord Thou shalt open my lips and my mouth shall declare Thy praise.

Sunday, July 15, 2012

Rest in Divine Love

Come O Sinner and rest in the Love of Christ the Bridegroom. Smell the flowers that perfume His inner chambers. Clean thyself of thy sins that though might enter. Behold how Christ the Bridegroom offers Himself  to the Father on the cross to fill His Bride the Church with Divine Love and how She purifies Herself from Her sins that, receiving this Love, She might return It and be united Him in Paradise. See how She cries out in Her Liturgy in the words of the Royal Prophet: "What shall I render to the Lord, for all the things he hath rendered unto me? I will take the chalice of salvation; and I will call upon the name of the Lord."1 Only the Divine Love She has received is a worthy offering to Her Divine Bridegroom. Behold how an earthly bridegroom separates himself from his sins to fill his bride with Divine Love and how she separates herself from her sins to return that same Divine Love to him that they might be the image of Christ unto their mutual salvation and God's glory. Just as Christ laid down His life as the Lamb of the Sacrifice of Calvary to save His Ecclesial Bride from the sins she stubbornly clings to, so too they sacrifice them selves to rescue each other from the sins they stubbornly cling to, that Divine Love might flow through each of them to the other. Arise, arise O Sinner and wash thyself clean in the Blood of the Lamb! Arise, arise and utter a canticle, praising God through the Divine Love He shows thee!

1Ps 115:12-13