(Once, I prayed these words when I received Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament – and my teeth pierced into the Body of Christ…. )
For my salvation, Lord, this is what you will… Mystery of Mysteries…The unfathomable wonder of your love…
Oh, my Lord and my God…
The circle of thorns,
the only crown that we deigned to give you in our wickedness,
pierced into your temples – and you hallowed us.
The iron spikes, with which we nailed you to
the only throne that we deigned to give you in our worldliness,
pierced through and bound your limbs – and you set us free.
the only honor that we deigned to give you in our waywardness,
pierced open your heart – and you saved us.
Hold us within your Sacred Heart, Christ Jesus!
Pour forth your mercy upon us, O Lord, and help us, by your grace,
to fall upon penitent knees
and humbly lift our begging bowls to you, so that you may fill them…
Fill our hearts to overflowing with yourself-giving love, Lord!
And, in the overflowing,
may we truly love one another as you love us.
© 2018 Christina Chase
Although crippled by disease, I am fully alive in love. I write about the profound wonder and terrible beauty of life while living with physical disability and severe dependency. Unafraid to ask life's big questions, I was briefly an atheist and considered other religions before finding, in God's choice to intimately share our humanity, what it truly means to be fully human. A revert to the Catholic Faith, I blog weekly and have written a book called It's Good to Be Here.