One drop of his Precious Blood was sufficient to redeem the whole world. Even one word from his mouth could have vanquished sin & satan, but lo, Christ proved in every humanly possible way the extent of His love by allowing His human nature to be tortured more severely than any martyrdom or sickness could have tortured anyone. How often is He reviled, persecuted & tortured by those who should be His own? Was not the shedding of His Blood enough to wash away our indifference? Stay focused on the cross.
In nothing is it of so much importance to us that God should be magnificent as in the shedding of His Blood.
It would be part of His Dominion, part of His Magnificence, to be accurately prodi gal of that which made His Dominion more dear to Him, and His Magnificence more magnificent.
Yet I would fain keep before you that the prodigality of the Precious Blood is simply necessary for our wretchedness, that we could not do with less of it, that, if so infinite a price were to be paid for our redemption, it must be infinitely paid.
God could not help being magnificent, precisely because He is God.
It is His infinity thus compassionately and delightedly acting upon our finiteness, which we call His magnificence.
It is an attribute which ought to be most dear to us, and which we should honor with a special devotion. If the tranquility of holiness comes of our loving to be overwhelmed by the sovereignty of God, we come to love His sovereignty by delighting in His magnificence.
What we have said amounts to this. The magnificence of God was nowhere more needed than in the Precious Blood; and, as a matter of fact, it has been nowhere more shown. It was of surpassing importance to us that it should be so.
~Rev. Fr. F.-W. Faber, The Precious Blood or the Price of Our Salvation