|V.||We adore you, O Christ, and we praise you:||R.||Because by your holy cross|
you have redeemed the world!
Jesus said: "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous."
All you have suffered, my God, you have suffered for love, for love of us, to make us saints; to compel us to love you, in turn, at the sight of your immense love. Surely, it was not just to redeem us that you suffered so much, O my Jesus.. . The smallest of your acts has infinite value because it is an act of God, and would be enough to redeem thousands of words.. . You have done this to make us holy, to draw us to love you freely, because love is the most powerful means to attract love.
Blessed Charles de Foucauld
Make me feel as you have felt,
make my soul to glow and melt,
with the love of Christ our Lord.