Jesus Draws Everyone Through the Cross
The Saviour had already said: “When you shall have raised the Son of Man, you will know who I am” (Jn.8:28). The knowledge of this truth was attached to the Cross.
I shall draw; I shall lead. Consider with what gentleness and strength this action takes place. He draws us through the manifestation of the truth. He draws us through the charm of a celestial pleasure, through that hidden sweetness, that no one knows except those who have experienced it.
He draws us through our own will, which He operates so gently within us, that we follow without noticing the hand that guides us, or the impression it makes in us.
Let us follow, let us follow, but let us follow to the Cross. Since it is from there that He draws us, it is to there that we must follow Him. We must follow Him even to dying with Him, even to shedding all the blood of our soul, and all its natural vivacity, that we may rest only in Jesus. To rest there is to rest in the truth, in justice, in wisdom, in the source of pure and chaste love.
O Jesus, how vile everything is to whoever finds You, to whoever is drawn to You: to Your Cross! O Jesus, what virtue You have hidden in this Cross! Make it felt in my heart.