O Christian soul, soul raised up from a grievous death, soul redeemed and delivered from a miserable slavery by the blood of God, arouse thy mind from sleep, bethink thee of thy resurrection, remember thy redemption and deliverance.
Consider where and what is the strength of thy salvation, occupy thyself in meditating thereon, delight thyself in the contemplation thereof;
put away thy daintiness, force thyself, give thy mind thereto; taste of the goodness of thy Redeemer, kindle within thyself the love of thy Saviour.
With thy mind eat of the honeycomb of His words, with thine understanding suck out their sweetness, for they are sweeter than honey;
by loving them and rejoicing therein feed thou upon them, for they are savoury and wholesome withal.
Rejoice in that eating, be glad in that sucking out of the sweetness, make merry in that feeding upon them.
Where then and what is the power and might of thy salvation? Surely it is Christ that hath raised thee up.
He, the good Samaritan, hath healed thee; He, thy good Friend, with His own life hath redeemed and delivered thee; even Christ, I say, and none else.
Therefore it is Christ that is the strength of thy salvation.
Anselm of Canterbury (1033-1109): Meditation Concerning the Redemption of Mankind