God so Loved the World
by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
Oh, how-much does that little Word, so-Mean! It Means that we shall never be able to-Comprehend the Extent-of such a
Love as this, which made a God send His
Son to-Die, that Lost Man might be
Saved. And who would ever have been able-to Bestow-on us this Gift-of Infinite
(∞) Value, but a God-of
Infinite (∞) Love?
I Thank Thee, O Eternal Father, for having given me Thy Son, to be my
Redeemer; and I Thank Thee, O Great Son-of-God, for having Redeemed me, with so-much Suffering
and Love. What would have Become-of me, after the many-Sins that I have-Committed against Thee,
if Thou hadst not Died-for me? Ah, that I had Died before I had Offended Thee, my Savior!
Make me Feel some-of that Detestation-for my Sins, which Thou hadst while-on Earth, and Pardon me.
But Pardon is not-sufficient for me, Thou dost Merit my Love; Thou hast Loved me, even to-Death,
unto-Death will I also Love Thee. I Love Thee, O Infinite Goodness, with all my Soul; I Love
Thee more than myself; in Thee alone, will I place all my Affections. Do Thou Help me; let me
no-longer Love, Ungrateful-to Thee, as I have hitherto done. Tell me what Thou wouldst Have-of me,
for, by Thy Grace, all, all will I do. Yes, my Jesus, I Love Thee, my Treasure, my Life, my Love, my All.