….my heart is too full with wonder and adoration to  express myself well.  Let me therefore quote the   great Saint Bonaventura, as he puts something appropriate in a portion of the 9th Lesson in today’s ad Matutinum.

(Source: http://divinumofficium.com/cgi-bin/horas/officium.pl)

Ad hoc enim perforátum est latus tuum, ut nobis páteat intróitus. Ad hoc vulnerátum est Cor tuum, ut in illo ab exterióribus turbatiónibus absolúti habitáre possímus. Nihilóminus et proptérea vulnerátum est, ut per vulnus visíbile, vulnus amóris invisíbile videámus. Quómodo hic ardor mélius posset osténdi, nisi quod non solum corpus, verum étiam ipsum Cor láncea vulnerári permísit? Carnále ergo vulnus, vulnus spirituále osténdit. Quis illud Cor tam vulnerátum non díligat? quis tam amántem non rédamet? quis tam castum non amplectátur? Nos ígitur adhuc in carne manéntes, quantum póssumus, amántem redamémus, amplectámur vulnerátum nostrum…

Translation (slightly modified) For to this end was Thy side pierced, that an entry be opened unto us. To this end was Thy Heart wounded, that in it we might be able to dwell secure from alarms from without. And it was wounded none the less on this account that, because of the visible wound, we may perceive the wound of love which is invisible. How could this fire of love better shine forth than for Him to permit that not only his body, but that even His Heart, should be wounded with the spear? Who would not love that Heart so wounded? Who would not, in return, love one who is so loving? Who would not embrace one so chaste? Wherefore let us who are in the flesh love in return, as much as we can, Him who so loveth, embrace our wounded one …


Oh  Jesus we adore Thee… Dear Lord help us  us do this in all the days of our life
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