19th Sunday in Ordinary Time: You Also Must Be Prepared

1st Reading: Wisdom 18:6-9

Responsorial Psalm: Psalm 33:1, 12, 18-19, 20-22

2nd Reading: Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

Gospel: Luke 12:32-48


I love you, O my God
My only desire is to love you,
until the last breath of my life.
I love you, O infinitely loveable God,
and I prefer to die loving you,
rather than to live for an instant without you.
I love you, O my God,
and I desire only to go to heaven,
to have the happiness of loving you perfectly.
I love you, O my God,
and my only fear is to go to hell,
because one will never have the sweet solace,
of loving you there.
O my God,
if my tongue cannot say at all time that I love you,
at least I want my heart to repeat it to you
as many times as I breathe.
Ah! Do me the grace:
to suffer while loving you,
to love you while suffering,
and, that when I die:
I not only will love you
but experience it in my heart.
I beg you that
the closer I come to my final end,
you will increase and perfect my love for you.