Wednesday, January 03, 2007

The Most Sweet Name of Jesus


The sweet name of Jesus produces in us holy thoughts, fills the soul
with noble sentiments, strengthens virtue, begets good works, and nourishes
pure affections. All spiritual food leaves the soul dry, if it contain not
that penetrating oil, the name Jesus. When you take your pen, write the name
Jesus: if you write books, let the name of Jesus be contained in them, else
they will possess no charm or attraction for me; you may speak, or you may
reply, but if the name of Jesus sounds not from your lips, you are without
unction and without charm. Jesus is honey in our mouth, light in our eyes, a
flame in our heart. This name is the cure for all diseases of the soul. Are
you troubled? think but of Jesus, speak but the name of Jesus, the clouds
disperse, and peace descends anew from heaven. Have you fallen into sin? so
that you fear death? invoke the name of Jesus, and your fears will vanish.
Never yet was human being in urgent need, and on the point of perishing, who
invoked this help-giving name, and was not powerfully sustained. It was
given us for the cure of all our ills; to soften the impetuosity of anger,
to quench the fire of concupiscence, to conquer pride, to mitigate the pain
of our wounds, to overcome the thirst of avarice, to quiet sensual passions,
and the desires of low pleasures. If we call to our minds the name of Jesus,
it brings before us His most meek and humble heart. And gives us a new
knowledge of His most loving and tender compassion. The name of Jesus is the
purest, and holiest, the noblest and most indulgent of names, the name of
all blessings and of all virtues; it is the name of the God-Man, of sanctity
itself. To think of Jesus is to think of the great, infinite God Who, having
given us His life as an example, has also bestowed the necessary
understanding, energy and assistance to enable us to follow and imitate Him,
in our thoughts, inclinations, words and actions. If the name of Jesus
reaches the depths of our heart, it leaves heavenly virtue there. We say,
therefore, with our great master, St. Paul the Apostle: If any man love not
our Lord Jesus Christ, let him be anathema (I Cor. 16:22).


I saw this on the SSPXasia website. It's a new link to audio sermons. Do download and listen to them when you have the time. :) They are fantastic!

Jesus, Mary, I love Thee, Save Souls!

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