When we think of the gift of the Eucharist, our first thought is often the Mass. But, we cannot forget about Adoration.
Adoration, or time spent in front of the Blessed Sacrament, can be uncomfortable. The stillness, the silence, the sense of vulnerability or exposure. It’s easy to let our minds race to everything else that’s on our plate. But no matter how we might convince ourselves not to, we must place ourselves humbly and quietly before Christ.
I once heard a priest advocate for Adoration by saying that we can’t spend time with Jesus and not be changed. By choosing to simply be there with an open heart, we will be changed. In many ways, our job is to just show up.
Most dioceses have at least one parish with Adoration during the week. I recommend doing some research and finding one. If you can’t find one, simply spend quiet time in front of the Tabernacle.
At the end of this life, we will stand before the Divine Judge – with nothing to hide behind. We must take the time now to adore, praise, and prepare ourselves for that moment.
“When you approach the tabernacle, remember he has been waiting for you for 20 centuries.” – St. Josemaria Escriva
Be the Men.