No Greater Delight

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“Loving souls find no greater delight than to be in the company of those whom they love. If, then, we love Jesus Christ much, behold, we are now in His Presence. Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament sees us, and hears us; shall we, then, say nothing to Him? Let us console ourselves in His company; let us rejoice in His glory, and in the love so many enamored souls bear Him in the most holy Sacrament. Let us desire  that all should love Jesus in the holy Sacrament and consecrate their hearts to Him.”

(St. Alphonsus Liguori  from Manual for Eucharistic Adoration)

Through My Fault

Chapel doors“But I hear You complain, O my Sacramental Jesus:  I was a stranger, and you took Me not in (Matt. xxv. 43); that You came on earth to be our guest for our good, and that we have not welcomed You.

You are right, Lord, You are right; and I am one of these ungrateful creatures who have left You alone, without even visiting You. Chastise me as You please; but not by depriving me of Your presence, which is the chastisement I deserve.

No, I will repair my fault, and the indignities which I have heaped upon You.

From this day forward I will not only visit You often, but will remain with You for as long a time as I can.”

(St. Alphonsus Liguori)

Let this be our prayer: Open our ears Lord that we might hear and the doors to our hearts that we might respond!