Who would consent to do what Our Lord does?
He instituted His Sacrament that in It we should honor Him, but alas! He receives therein more injury than glory. The number of bad Christians is greater than that of faithful ones. Our Lord goes on losing. Why does He continue this communication with men? Who would carry on a business in which there is only pure loss? Ah! the saints, who look on, who understand so much love and so much abasement, must tremble with holy wrath, must be indignant at seeing us so little appreciative. And the Father says to the Son, "Make an end of it! It is profiting Thee nothing. Thy love is despised, Thy humiliations useless. Thou art losing. Make an end of it!" But Our Lord does not wish to do so. He remains with us. He is still hoping. He is satisfied with the love and adoration of a few good souls. O let us not fail Him, at least! Do not His humiliations deserve that we should love and honor Him?