Great Truths in Little Words

Great Truths in Little Words

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1872 edition. Excerpt: ...of a great light in the darkness of our lonely way through the valley of the shadow of death. O Sacred Heart of Jesus, have mercy upon us! THE PRECIOUS BLOOD. LOVE of the Sacred Heart and love of the Precious Blood go hand in hand. And both spring from love of the Word Incarnate, and a knowledge of all that He has done and suffered for us. As it is impossible to love our Lord without having a great devotion to His Sacred Heart, so it is impossible to love Him without having a great devotion to His Precious Blood. If we love Him "according to knowledge," I think that each devotion will be of the same strength. But though they may be equally strong, yet they are somewhat different. Devotion to the Sacred Heart seems to me a worship of gratitude and love; whilst devotion to the Precious Blood seems to me a worship of gratitude and joy. Our Lord loves us with His Sacred Heart, but He has redeemed us with His Precious Blood. I. Like the Sacred Heart, the Precious Blood is Divine. In the most absolute reality it is the Blood of God. Thus the Scripture speaks of "the Church of God which He hath purchased with His own Blood." That material Blood which flows in the veins of our Lord's Body is to be worshipped with the supreme worship that belongs to God. It is true and real Blood now though it is glorified in Heaven. It is true and real Blood now, where it is flowing through His Sacred Heart in the Blessed Sacrament. The Sacred Humanity is personally united to the Word, so that even its actions are Divine. There is nothing figurative about this: we worship with supreme worship our Lord's Heart of Flesh and the Blood flowing through His veins. And in our hearts and souls that Blood is to us evermore "a River of water of life, clear...show more

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  • Paperback | 48 pages
  • 189 x 246 x 3mm | 104g
  • Rarebooksclub.com
  • Miami Fl, United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1236590562
  • 9781236590565