When I entered this world, my Blessed Mother and her most chaste spouse, Joseph, welcomed Me with loving arms, eyes and hearts. A choir of heavenly angels surrounded and serenaded us!
My heart leaped for joy when the humble shepherds came and paid Me homage. I smiled! We waited.
But none of the religious, political or social leaders bothered to visit. They never thought to look for Me. I cried! Even today, centuries after my arrival, most of them rarely think of Me. I cry!
My parents and I had to flee to
Herod’s plan to murder Me. He killed other Innocents instead. Oh, how we cried!
This type of evil continues to manifest itself today. We still cry! Egypt
As I embarked on my public ministry, many welcomed my miracles but later rejected Me. Only My Mother, Mary Magdalene, My Beloved disciple John and a handful of women walked the Via Dolorosa with me and watched them nail me to the cross. They cried.
I rose from the dead in order to restore eternal life to those who would believe in Me - so many still do not. I cry!
I remain physically here among those I love - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity - in the Most Blessed Sacrament, waiting for them to visit. Few ever come. Hardly anyone believes I am really and substantially present here among them. I cry!
So you can imagine the ineffable joy I experienced when this Chapel of Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration opened on November 15, 2001 and each of you, one by one, sometimes in pairs, began visiting me for an hour each week. You still come these many years later, often at great sacrifice, even when you are tired, discouraged, overwhelmed with worry, anxiety, illness or distraught over the death of a loved one.
You have given Me the greatest gift possible – yourself, your time, and your heart. Your presence here with Me is a source of great comfort and a most welcomed act of reparation for the general indifference so many display toward my Pierced and Sacred Heart!
I love you more than you are able to presently understand. I desire to hold you eternally in My arms! Will you let Me?
Note: I had a specific parish and chapel in mind when I first wrote this article. I received a suggestion to slightly revise this piece so it would have a more universal appeal. I was happy to comply. You can read the revised version of this post at