26 February 2014

Mark Frank: O blessèd Jesu

A wonderful quote from a Candlemas sermon by Anglican divine Mark Frank – perfect for both prayer and contemplation as we approach the great and holy season of Lent:

O blessèd Jesu, how little hast thou made thyself for us! - of how little value! 

How can we sufficiently value thee, for thy thus undervaluing thyself! 

And why should we now, my belovèd, so overvalue ourselves as to think no honour sufficient for us, nothing too good for us, no riches enough, no respect answerable to our deserts? 

And we embrace where we love, we take into our arms whom we love; so that love Jesus and embrace Jesus - love Jesus and take Jesus - love Jesus and take him into our hands, and into our arms, and into our mouths, and into our hearts.

Mark Frank
pray for us.