The lance which opened His side passed through the soul of the Blessed Virgin, which could never leave her Son’s heart.
Bede ~ Junius 11 ~ Liber I ~ Section IV ~ Genesis A
The bride of Adam was a living spirit.
By God’s might both were born into the world in the loveliness of youth.
They knew no sin nor any evil, but in the hearts of both there burned the love of God.
- natheless – nevertheless
In Conversation with God:
… the Passion which the Jews made Christ suffer was almost nothing compared with what Christians make him undergo with their insults of mortal sins… what horror there will be when Jesus Christ shows us the things for which we have abandoned him!
… what if Your healing comes through tears, what if a thousand sleepless nights are what it takes to know You’re near, what if my greatest disappointments, or the aching of this life, is the revealing of a greater thirst this world can’t satisfy, what if trials of this life, the rain, the storms, the hardest nights are your mercies in disguise…