Wednesday, July 27, 2016

QUOTATION: The Unborn Jesus

St. Alphonsus Liguori
Even from the womb of Mary, Jesus Christ accepted obediently the sacrifice which his Father had desired him to make, even his Passion and death : Becoming obedient unto death. So that even from the womb of Mary he foresaw the scourges and presented to them his flesh; he foresaw the thorns, and presented to them his head; he foresaw the blows, and presented to them his cheeks; he foresaw the nails, and presented to them his hands and his feet ; he foresaw the cross, and offered his life. Hence it is true that even from his earliest infancy our blessed Redeemer every moment of his life suffered a continual martyrdom ; and he offered it every moment for us to his eternal Father.

--St. Alphonsus Liguori, The Incarnation, Birth and Infancy of Jesus Christ