JESUS CHRIST could easily have obtained for us salvation without suffering. Why, then, did he choose for himself so much suffering and a death so cruel? Because he loved us so much, he desired to be loved very much by us; and therefore he did everything he could, even to suffering for us.
From Thoughts from St Alphonsus for Every Day
Compiled by Rev. C. McNeiry, C.SS.R.
Imprimatur: Joseph Hull, C.SS.R., Prov. Angl. Sup.
Nihil Obstat: Innocentlus Apap, O.P., S.T.M., Censor Deptutatus.
Imprimatur: Edm. Can. Surmont, Vicarius Generalis.
Westmonasterii, Die 9a Junii, 1927.
First published 1927