IN THE WOUNDS OF JESUS CHRIST (ST LAWRENCE JUSTINI)

THE CHRISTIAN SOUL FINDS ITS REFUGE AND ITS STRENGTH.

The adorable Humanity of the Word

is the assured and unassailable refuge

which shelters from the attacks of the enemy

all who seek its protection.

The Saviour Himself

invites us to gather behind

this sacred rampart,

when He says:

‘Come to Me,

all you who are burdened,

and I will refresh you.’

Yes, he, who bethinks himself

of applying to this divine arsenal,

soon finds his flagging forces renewed.

When your enemies pursue you,

when you find that their forces are superior to yours,

when distress and fear have nearly persuaded you

to yield to the treacherous counsels of those who hate you, –

ah! do not delay!

Fly, fly at once to the protection of the Word,

take refuge in the clefts of the rock,

in the wounds of the divine Redeemer.

He always protects powerfully

and mercifully those who invoke Him.

(J S 1905)

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