Thursday, February 13, 2014

QUOTATION: The Agony in the Garden

St. Francis de Sales
Thus He was sorrowful event to a bloody sweat in the Garden of Olives, not only through the bitter grief He felt in the inferior part of His soul, but also through the immense love He bore us in the rational part: the one giving Him a horror of death, the other an extreme desire of it:so that between this horror and this desire He suffered a most cruel agony, even to a great effusion of blood, which flowed as from a fountain, trickling down upon the ground.

--St. Francis de Sales, Consoling Thoughts