Monday, August 20, 2012
A Broken Heart over A Broken Candle
Come O Sinner and behold how thy sins wound the Divine Bridegroom. Thy sins are countless and beyond number, but the greatest wound that thou dost inflict on the Divine Bridegroom is the fact that His love for thee goes unfulfilled. This is the wound of love; that the soul has love, but the love is unfulfilled. This is the dark night of the soul: that God has filled the soul with Divine Love, but the love has not been brought to its completion. This indeed is the greatest wound of Christ the Bridegroom, that He has love for His Ecclesial Bride and goes as far as to sacrifice His entire Self in the worst tortures to fill Her with Divine Love and raise Her to Heaven, but She does not return His Love and His prayers go unheeded by Her who prefers Her life of sin and corruption. Remember O Sinner that thou art wax and easily broken by sin. Thou wast created as a candle to burn with Divine Love, but thou didst break thyself by sin. Once a candle is broken, it can never be fully restored. Once thou hast defiled thyself with sin, thou canst not be fully restored to purity. However, God is perfectly capable of collecting all the fragments of the wax and even the dust thereof and melting the wax over the fire of His Divine Love and recasting the candle in purity, that it might burn with the fire of His Love and surround His altar, offering itself to Him and shining the fire of Divine Love to the world, bearing witness to the Sacrifice of Christ for His Bride upon the altar. Arise, arise O Sinner and give thyself to the Divine Love for which thou wast created. Arise, arise and utter a canticle, giving glory to God for reforging thee in purity.