Jesus, love of my soul, center of my heart!
Why am I not more eager
to endure pains and tribulations for the love of you,
when you, my God has suffered so many for me?
Come, then, every sort of trial in the world,
for this is my delight, to suffer for Jesus.
This is my joy, to follow my Saviour,
and to find my consolation
with my consoler on the cross.
This is my happiness, this is my pleasure-
to live with Jesus, to walk with Jesus,
to converse with Jesus;
to suffer with him and for him,
this is my treasure.
-- St. Alphonsus Rodriquez SJ