“My Jesus, by myself I can do nothing. May you accomplish everything in me, may you do so out of love for Mary, most Holy, and in your infinite mercy and by your infinite merits, which I mean to offer once more to the Eternal Father and to offer them from all eternity and for all eternity in thanksgiving as if you had already given me everything and as if you had already given it to me from all eternity and for all eternity. Amen.”
St. Vincent teaches us that:
– if we have trust in Jesus Christ and if we strive to imitate him, he himself will destroy in us all ou faults and shortcomings, because on entering into our soul, he is actively present and so continues to live his life in us;
– Jesus Christ will live in that soul and he will apply the merits of his most holy works to the soul this is affirmed by the words of Jesus as reported in the Gospel of John: “whoever believes in me will perform the same works as I do myself, he will perform even greater works” (14, 12), and indeed, the truth of this can be verified in the life of the person;
– Jesus Christ himself will do everything in us. Here Pallotti quotes the words of St. Paul, words born of his own experience of the Spirit of Jesus operating in him: “I live now not with my own life but with the life of Christ who lives in me” (Gal 2,20).
Pallotti invites us to remember that “… Jesus Christ, in his infinite mercy and in his infinite love and in order to continue his most holy life in us, deigned to remain among us in the most Holy Sacrament of the Eucharist in which he gives us himself as food and nourishment for the soul”.