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Spending Time With Jesus

by Marilyn Nash on 08/28/18

26 August, 2018

 Spending Time with Jesus

At one time or another, you were probably asked, “If you could spend one hour with anyone from history, who would you choose?” Most Christians would answer, “Jesus.”  If you have a clear understanding of our faith, you know that you can spend an hour with Jesus. You can be with Him, pray to Him, talk to Him and listen to Him. You know this to be true because you know that He is present in the Blessed Sacrament.  He is present in the monstrance that is holding and protecting that Eucharist.  Such a gift!  He is in a chapel waiting for you.  There are no words to adequately describe time spent with Our Lord during Eucharistic Adoration.  How do you communicate the sense of peace, the depth of prayer or the joy experienced when you are in the presence of Jesus?  How do you communicate the sadness you feel when you, in His Divine Presence, contemplate the sacrifices and suffering He took on for you?  You cannot communicate it.  You cannot describe it because what you are experiencing cannot be put into words. It can only be experienced and that experience is between you and Jesus. Just you and Him. And that experience is more important in this time than ever before.

Peter Kreeft, a philosopher at Boston College, said, "Adoration will heal our Church and thus our nation and thus our world... Adoration touches everyone and everything... [Because it touches the Creator, Who touches everything and everyone]... When we adore, we plug into infinite dynamism and power. Adoration is more powerful for construction than nuclear bombs are for destruction."

Go to Him.  Tell Him you love Him.  Ask Him to help you love Him better and know that the deeper we love Our Lord, the deeper we love our neighbor.  Ask Him to help you become more forgiving and know that in this, we shall more easily forgive those who have hurt us.  Once you have asked, come to a place of quietude and listen.  Listen trusting that He is answering you.  If we all spent an hour, just one hour a week in Adoration, putting aside our busyness and listening with our souls and hearts instead of our ears, imagine the love that could reverberate throughout this world.  Remember the lyrics to the hymn, “Let there be peace on earth and let it begin with me?”  We have to begin somewhere. Where is better than with Our Precious Lord?

Marilyn Nash

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