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“FORM THE HABIT OF VISITING JESUS IN THE BLESSED SACRAMENT DURING THE DAY”

12 Dec

“Form the habit of visiting Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament during the day. Let your visit last only for a moment if you have little time, but make it daily.” – St John Bosco

JESUS AWAITS US

“Our Lord is there, hidden, waiting for us to come to visit Him, and offer Him our requests. He is there in the Sacrament of His love, which yearns and intercedes perpetually with His Father for sinners. He is there to console us; hence we should often go to visit Him. How pleasing to Him is the short quarter of an hour which we steal from our business or from some useless occupations, in order to come and pray to Him, to visit Him, to console Him for all the injuries He receives. When He sees pure souls hastening eagerly towards Him, He smiles upon them… And what happiness we experience in the presence of God, when we find ourselves alone at His feet, before the Holy Tabernacle! …

WHEN YOU CANNOT SLEEP AT NIGHT, TRANSPORT YOURSELF IN SPIRIT INTO THE CHURCH BEFORE THE TABERNACLE

My children, when you awake in the night transport yourselves quickly in spirit before the tabernacle, and say to Our Lord: ‘My God, behold me! I come to adore, praise, and bless You, to keep You company along with the angels! … If we loved Our Lord, we would always have before the eyes of our soul this golden tabernacle, the house of God. When in our journeyings we perceive the spire of a church, our hearts should leap at the sight. We should be unable to take our eyes from it!

IF WE HAD THE EYES THE OF ANGELS…

Ah! if we had the eyes of the angels, and could see Our Lord Jesus Christ really present on the altar, looking at us, how we should love Him! We could not bear to be separated from Him; we would wish to remain always at His Feet. It would be a fore-taste of heaven. Everything else would insipid to us. But alas! … we lack faith.

When we are before the Blessed Sacrament, instead of looking about us, let us shut our eyes and open our hearts; God will open His.”
– Blessed Cure d’Ars

 
 

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