“The last sign and proof of love is to desire the presence of the beloved and to suffer great anguish at his absence. This will be seen by anyone who reads the lengths to which the mother of Tobias went during the absence of her son and what Jacob did for the sight of Joseph, for at an advanced age, he departed with all his family for the land of Egypt to see his son before death.
Our Divine Lover instituted the Sacrament in which He is really and truly present so that as long as this Sacrament is in the world, He will be among us. This is the greatest honor, the greatest consolation, and the greatest remedy that Christ could have granted us. Now we can call on Him in our sufferings, go to Him in our needs, and speak face to face with Him.”
(Venerable Louis of Granada, O.P. From Summa of the Christian Life)