Friday, August 17, 2012
The Self-Destructive Nature of Sin
Come O Sinner and see how thy sins injure the Divine Bridegroom. His wedding crown is become a torture device, thy sins piercing Him like a thousand needles on His head. His scepter, His symbol of authority over thee is become a symbol of mockery and rejection. He sacrifices Himself and destroys Himself in His love for thee to get thee to Heaven, but dost only rabidly pursue worldly pleasures no matter how much they destroy thee and injure Him, increasing His burden in getting thee to Heaven, the reason why thou wast created and why He became man. Arise, arise O sinner, repent of thy sins and return to the Lord. Arise, arise and utter canticle, singing the glory of the wounds which were caused by thy sins and destroy thy sins.