ON the cross I see it written that thou art a king. But apart from this title of scorn, what is the evidence that thou dost give of being a king? Ah, these hands transfixed with nails, this head pierced with thorns, this throne of sorrow, make me well know that thou art a king, but a king of love.
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