Keep not Jesus for thee alone!
For one instant, for one short instant, trust him to my love. Say not that any tender age could not retain thy treasure...The vehemence of my desire will make up for my weakness.
Deposit Jesus for
one moment in my arms! Give him to me, tender Mother, I will not rob thee of Him! I will dwell under thine eyes, in the manger, prostrate near thee. With my heart beating against His, I will respectfully approach my lips to His adorable face, and soon return him to thee.