The Charity of God
by Saint Alphonsus Liguori
All Men were Dead-by Sin, and they would have-remained
Dead, if the Eternal Father had not sent His
Son to-Restore them to-Life, by
His Death. But how? what is this? A God
to-Die for Man! A God! And who is this Man? "Who am
I?" says Saint Bonaventure. "O Lord, why hast Thou Loved me so much?" But it is in this, that the
Infinite (∞) Love-of-God Shines-forth.
By this hath the Charity-of-God appeared. The Holy Church, exclaimed on
Holy Saturday, "O Wonderful Condescension-of Thy Mercy, towards us! O Inestimable Affection-of Charity! that Thou mightest
Redeem a Slave, Thou didst deliver-up Thy Son". O Immense Compassion! O
Prodigy! O Excess-of the Love-of-God! to-Deliver a Servant and a
Sinner from the Death that he Deserves,
His Innocent Son is Condemned-to-Die.
Thou, then, O my God, hast done this, that we might Live-by Jesus Christ. Yes, indeed, it is but 'Meet',
that we should Live-for Him, Who has 'Given' all His Blood and His Life for us. My Dear Redeemer, in the Presence-of Thy Wounds,
and of the Cross on-which I see Thee Dead-for me, I Consecrate to Thee my Life, and my Whole Will. Ah, make me all Thine,
for from this day forward, I Seek and Desire none, but Thee. I Love Thee, Infinite Goodness, I Love Thee, Infinite Love;
while I Live, may I always Repeat, My God, I Love Thee, I Love Thee; let my Last Words in-Death be,
My God, I Love Thee, I Love Thee!