Saint Nicholas

December 6

“Love with your whole heart him who is beautiful beyond all the sons of men. Gaze upon the beauty of him who loves you … Consider how beautiful in him is the very thing for which the proud mock him. With the eyes of your heart gaze upon the wounds of the crucified Jesus, the marks left in the risen Lord, the blood of the dying Christ, the treasure of believers, the price of our redemption! Reflect on how priceless all that is! Place it on the scales of love and weigh it … He wants to be wholly fixed in your hearts, he who for your sake let himself be fixed to the cross.

On Holy Virginity 54.55ff