[Imagine Jesus saying these words to you:]
“…the world considers it just and reasonable that you should spend long hours in social duties, in the exchange of visits, in maintaining friendly relations. It is often done unwillingly, nevertheless it is done.
But if I ask for more frequent daily Mass and Communions, more fervent visits to Me in the Sacrament of My love, some moments of prayer in the sanctuary of My home, My most fervent pleadings are considered absurd requests. A God does not have this right. I, alone, am always the Fool!
(From Twenty Hours by Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS.CC)
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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)
“I am your God, beloved soul, and you are only a poor, guilty creature. And yet it is for a pitiable being, like you, only for you, that I dwell in this Host! Then give Me at last your sadly profaned heart; give it to Me in exchange for Mine. Love Me as I love you!”
(From Twenty Holy Hours by Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey, SS.CC.)
|(St. Joseph’s Parish, Oneida, NY)
“O Jesus, how great is Thy humility in this Sacrament. Though Thou art the eternal and almighty God, Thou hast lowered Thyself, taking the form of man for love of me and for the sake of my salvation. Not only hast Thou become my Elder Brother, a fellow-creature, but Thou hast willed to be the very food of my soul in Holy Communion. Once Thy human form cloaked Thy divinity, but now the appearances of bread hide even Thy Humanity. I can see Thee only with the eyes of faith.
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