“Grant me, O Lord, my God, a mind to know You, a heart to seek You, wisdom to find You, conduct pleasing to You, faithful perseverance in waiting for You, and a hope of finally embracing You.” – St. Thomas Aquinas
(Photo from Father Lawrence Lew, O.P. - God’s Excessive Love - Used With Permission)
Adoration] is a time of encounter between the depths of our misery and the
depths of God's love. It is there that I can know that I am loved by Christ who
delivered himself for me. Everything is from him. He knows how to untie the
knots that keep me in their grip. There, I to be silent in the deepest part of
myself in order to be transformed by the Holy Spirit, real problems resolving
themselves at the foot of the tabernacle. Jesus said to Angela of Foligno:
"Concern yourself with me, and I will concern myself with you."
Adoration nourishes faith, trains it to avoid lapsing into unbelief or
superstition. It is essential among this people that believes that it is being
injured. Adoration is not a pharmacy but the gratuitousness of God's gift.
Kébreau of Cap-HaItien quoted in Could
You Not Watch With Me One Hour? by Father Florian Racine)