Men perish with whispering sins, nay with silent sins, sins that
never tell the conscience they are sins, as often as with crying sins:
and in hell there shall meet as many men that never thought what was
sin, as that spent all their thoughts in the compassing of sin.
Jesus in his passion endures the torments men inflict on him; but
in the Agony he endures the torments of he inflicts on himself; 'he
groaned in himself and was troubled' [St. John, xi. 33]. This is a
suffering from no human, but an almighty hand, for he must be almighty
to bear it.