Writings from Dushna pasha - Pasture of the soul
Written by bishop baraga
Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament speaks to the soul:
My friend, my bride! Your cheeks are lovely, and red from
the tears of your sorrow. You weep on behalf of my pain and
scorn; you weep because of your sins and those of the whole world.
– Yes, my pain and unspeakable suffering are worthy of all mercy
and weeping. Yet sinful souls, who are guilty of all my suffering,
deserve even more mercy and weeping. – Such tears bring me joy.
They rinse and cleanse your heart, they most easily protect you
against new sins, and they make you worthy to receive me in the
Blessed Sacrament with a fervent heart. – Weep, my beloved soul!
Weep over yourself and your sins so you may one day be
comforted and rejoice in heaven.
The soul replies to Jesus:
O my Jesus, my suffering redeemer! Who wouldn’t weep
and mourn? – Your most beautiful face – defiled and spit upon;
your innocent body – broken, beaten, all bloody; your holy head –
crowned with thorns, all pierced. – O Jesus! You seek merciful and
truly penitent hearts, but how few you find! – Oh! How poor and
weak is my heart as well! – O Jesus in the Most Holy Redeemed
Body! You are eternal love! Let my eyes shed a river of tears as
here, before the throne of your mercy, I weep because of my
blindness and ungratefulness. Let me obtain within myself the joy
of your salvation, and the grace of your reconciliation upon all
sinners. Glory, praise and love to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament,
now and forever. Amen.
Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be…