Prayer to Be a Victim of Love.
Divine Word, worthy of all admiration and all love, you draw me continually to yourself. You came into this world of exile ready to suffer and die, to bring souls within their true orbit, the bosom of the Blessed Trinity.
And now rescinded into that inaccessible light, which is evermore your dwelling place, you still frequent this valley of tears, hidden under the appearance of the Sacred Host. You are still ready to feed my soul with your own divinity – my poor soul which would sink back into nothingness at any moment if you did not give it life with a simple glance.
O Jesus, my gratitude bids me say that you love me fondly; and when I meet with such fondness from you, how can my heart fail to go out to you – how can my heart fail to go out to you – and how can my trust in you have any limits?… One day, I hope you will come down to carry off this poor creature of yours, to carry it up to the very center of love, and consume it in love’s furnace, to which it has offered itself as a victim.
St. Theresa of Lisieux
Today, I will bear the good fruit of love asking God for me to be a victim of His love.