How must we draw inspiration from Our
Lord, and how obey Him in all that we do?
By recalling His Presence in the Blessed
Sacrament and by praying for His guidance.
Do not go to seek Our Lord in heaven, for
He is nearer to you than that. It is well,
doubtless, to rise toward His glorious throne
from time to time, and to desire to see His
splendor, but in practical life, you should
have Him nearer to you, and it is in the
Most Blessed Sacrament that you should
seek and find Him.
Our Lord might say to you: "Why do you
neglect My Presence here? Do you think it
is of no importance and that you can do
without it? In heaven I am the God of glory
for the elect; in My Sacrament I am the God
of grace for them that struggle.
"In all your actions, then, draw your inspiration
from His Eucharistic Presence. How? By
adoration, by prostrating yourself in spirit at
His feet, by renouncing your own natural lights,
and sentiments, in order to ask of Him the how
of all things. Ask of Him in everything the best
means, the best thought, the best way by
acknowledging your blindness and impotence.
Our Lord performed nothing but by the inspiration
of His Father. He read in Him how He should
think, judge, speak, and act. Do the same with
regard to Jesus Christ. Then you will act by His
Spirit. He will send Him to you, for the Spirit
proceeds from Him, and He will communicate to
you the thought and intention, supernatural and
divine, of Jesus Christ.
(The Divine Eucharist, extracts from the Writings of Saint Peter Julian Eymard, Founder of the Congregation of the Most Blessed Sacrament)