When someone treats us with love, or does something for us out of love, our hearts almost naturally respond with gratitude (or at least they should). Christ through his sacrifice has loved us in ways that we do not fully grasp.

More times than not, that almost involuntary ‘feeling’ of love or gratitude is often missing in His presence. But, our faith is not a feeling. It’s taking what we profess to believe and living our lives in accordance with those beliefs.

And, that means in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we call to mind what we believe, what we know to be true, and we respond accordingly.

What should be our response? Praise, Adoration, and Love. But, what if we don’t ‘feel’ it? The truth is that many times we won’t ‘feel it.’ In those moments, what we can control is our wills. We use our intellects – what we know is true – and we submit our wills to that truth. That is faith.

May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time, Amen.

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