“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)
Tuesday, December 12, 2017
Eucharistic Reflection - Jesus Is Here With Us Today
Perpetual Adoration is
the most beautiful thing you could ever think of doing. People are hungry for
God. Imagine for a moment that we are living in Jesus’ time and He has invited
us to visit with Him and spend some quiet time getting to know Him better.
Being aware who He was, we would be humbled and honored by such an invitation.
The good news is that
Jesus is here with us TODAY - Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity - in the Holy
Eucharist. Although Jesus comes to us under the appearance of bread and wine,
His Presence is as real to us NOW as He was flesh-and-blood-real to His
disciples when he walked this earth. He can perform miracles, heal us, teach
us, and love us. We can talk to Him and He can speak to us through His Word and
through the Holy Spirit who lives in us through our baptism and confirmation.