Meditations by Padre Pio

Let us observe with profound gratitude, that sublime mystery which strongly attracts the Heart of Jesus to His creatures; let us consider that He deigned to assume our very flesh in order to live among us, sharing this miserable earthly life. Let us muster up all our intellectual strength, to worthily contemplate the tenacious fervour and hardship of his apostolate, so that we may recall the horrors of his passion and martyrdom, and adore His blood which was royally offered up to the last drop, for the redemption of the human race. Then with humble faith, with the same ardent love with which He fills and pursues our souls, let us bow our impure heads at His feet.