Writings from Dushna pasha - Pasture of the soul

Written by bishop baraga

Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament speaks to the soul:
Who is this who goes up from the desert, full of sorrow,
leaning upon her beloved? O my dear soul! Through your sins you
have not only brought me great sorrow, but also my beloved
mother. Oh, cease now your sin. Cease saddening me as well as my
beloved mother, who is also your compassionate mother. Conquer
your corrupt nature with my grace. Eve, your first mother,
corrupted human nature by eating the forbidden fruit. Haven’t I,
on the wood of the holy cross, obtained for you another fruit
through redeeming you from eternal damnation? And this fruit,
which will bring you into eternal life, I give you to eat in the Most
Blessed Sacrament. With it I confirm and make strong your feeble
nature. I have offered you the bread from heaven which in itself
contains all joy. And this joy I give you, my beloved soul, if you
abandon all sinful earthly pleasures, rid yourself from now on of all
unnecessary amusements and bad company, and seek your
happiness only through me and my beloved mother.

The soul replies to Jesus:
By Babylonian streams, among worldly delights, I sat and
nevertheless mourned as I thought: Oh, what incredible joy the
children of God delight in at the angelic table of the loving Jesus! –
O my Jesus! Forgive all the sorrow that I have ever inflicted upon
you and your most holy mother from opening my heart to worldly
pleasures. Remove absolutely all vain secular pleasures from my
heart, and grant that from now on I may delight in only you and
your endless love through the Most Blessed Sacrament. – Give me
grace, O Jesus! That whenever I come towards God’s table I may
always worthily receive your Most Holy Redeemed Body. Let me
always taste how sweet you are, O Lord, my God!
Glory, praise and love to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament,
now and forever. Amen.
Our Father…Hail Mary…Glory be…