July 31st — The Precious Blood in Heaven.
1. In heaven the Precious Blood of Jesus will not only share the glory of His sacred humanity, but it will be the source of its divine beauty, for the glory of Jesus will then consist in having bought us with a great price, and that price was none other than His Precious Blood. It will be a continual source of joy and thanksgiving to us, and will ever remind us of our ransom from sin and hell, and of the unspeakable blessings we shall then enjoy. Grant, O Lord, that I may share that joy!
2. The special glory of the Precious Blood appears to be ever present in the minds of the redeemed in heaven, and to form the subject of their songs of praise. “Worthy is the Lamb that was slain to receive honor and glory and power.” “Thou wast slain and hast redeemed us to God in Thy blood.” “We have washed our robes and made them white in the blood of the Lamb.” If this is to be the continual song of heaven, we must try and anticipate it on earth by cultivating a devotion to the Precious Blood of Jesus.
3. The Precious Blood will also receive the unceasing homage of the blessed in heaven on account of its having won for them all their graces. It purchased for them the glory that they now enjoy. In the overflowing of their hearts they will recognize it as the fount of all those delights that will inebriate their souls. Through it they drink of the waters of life, through it they gaze in ecstasy on the glory of Jesus, through it they are absorbed in the beatific vision.
O my Lord! it is to Thy Precious Blood that I owe everything in this life, and shall owe my eternal happiness in the life to come.
Oh, fill me with unspeakable gratitude to Thee now and forever!
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