Saturday, 19 April 2014

O love, how great and strong you are!

In the Gospel of St. John, near the end of the Last Supper, Jesus gives a solemn commandment to his apostles and disciples: "What I command you is to love one another". It is about love that Blessed Alexandrina speaks in the poem below, about the love to Jesus.
Holy Easter!
Speak, speak, my heart,
Say, at least in these lines, how much you desire to love your Jesus!
Speak, speak, my heart,
Tell your Jesus you only want Him, and only in Him do you want to rest!
Do not tire, do not stop speaking about love!
Love which is real love, true and pure love,
Cannot keep silent, cannot stop expressing itself.
It has to speak and be forever proving that it loves:
It loves day and night, it loves in pain and in joy, it loves in exaltation
And, if it is a truly pure love, it loves still more when it is mortified.
O love, how great and strong you are!

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