Quote/s of the Day – 2 February – The Feast of the Purification of the Blessed Virgin
“The day will come when this Child
will no longer be offered in the Temple,
nor in Simeon’s arms
but outside the City
in the arms of the Cross.
The day will come when He
will not be redeemed
by the blood of a sacrifice
but redeem others ,
with His own Blood. …”
That will be the evening sacrifice;
this is the morning sacrifice;
this one is the happiest
but that one is the most complete;
for this one was offered
at the time of birth
and that one will be offered
in the fullness of time,..”
“But what shall we offer, brothers,
what shall we give Him
for all the benefits He has given us?
He offered the most precious Victim
He possessed for our sake;
in truth, He could not have had
anything more precious.
So let up, too,
do what we can,
let us offer Him the best we have,
that is to say, ourselves!
He offered Himself,
so who are you,
to hesitate to offer yourself?”
St Bernard (1091-1153)
Mellifluous Doctor of the Church
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4 thoughts on “Quote/s of the Day – 2 February – ‘He offered Himself, so who are you,to hesitate to offer yourself?’”
You asked how can you hesitate to offer yourself when another gave his blood and took the pain of others selfless and with only a single moment of doubt. Father why have you forsaken me. It was an exchange for others who couldn’t see the worth in the sacrifice and offering to help heal the world. It is similar to the concept of pay it forward. So you would deny yourself to do that for the suffering that you know is too much for that one you deny thrice. We are all a piece of God in our place as his children. We deny love to another part of our family and use the scriptures for you to justify turning your back on a man who is just as much your husband as a brother In God so you have been cutting yourself off from God to be afraid to be a child of God and divine with the highest responsibility to make a moment more than it is now
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Hi Ben Many thanks for your thoughts.
What is it about my reply that you liked and I am just curious
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The depths of your heart!