No Need Of Much Speaking

“When we are before the Blessed Sacrament, instead of looking about us, let us close our eyes and open our hearts. The good God will open His. We will go to Him. He will come to us, the one to give, the other to receive. It will be like a whisper from one to the other. What happiness do we not find when we forget ourselves to seek God?

… There are some poor women who imagine that the more they speak the better they pray. They have scarcely begun their beads than they look to see how soon they will be finished. That is not as it should be, my children. One has no need of much speaking to pray well. One knows the good God is in the tabernacle. One opens to Him his heart and rejoices in His whole presence. That is the best prayer.”

(St. John Marie Vianney from The Eucharistic Meditations of The Cure D’Ars)

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