“And now listen, here is a secret, My secret: You who long for happiness, love Me! Tell Me all your troubles: yesterday’s griefs, today’s anguish, and the trials of the future.
Confide all your treasures, your hearts, your little ones, and especially your hope for the return of those gone away, to Me. Confide everything to Me. Keep My secret of unalterable peace: love Me with an immense love.”
(From Twenty Holy Hours by Rev. Mateo Crawley-Boevey)
“I will tell you that for me the tabernacle has always been a Bethany, a quiet and pleasant place where Christ resides: a place where we can tell Him about our worries, our sufferings, our desires, our joys, with the same sort of simplicity and naturalness as Martha, Mary and Lazarus. That is why I rejoice when I stumble upon a church in a town or country; it’s another tabernacle, another opportunity for the soul to escape and join in intention our Lord in the Sacrament.”
(St. Josemaria Escriva from Christ Is Passing By)
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“Frequently, only silence can express my prayer; however, this divine Guest of the Tabernacle understands all, even the silence of a child’s soul filled with gratitude!…
When I am before the Tabernacle, I can say only one thing to Our Lord: “My God, you know that I lover You.’ And I feel my prayer does not tire Jesus; knowing the helplessness of His poor little spouse, He is content with her good will.”
Saint Therese of Lisieux
Hard to Believe, isn’t it?
God invites us to be with Him. He needs our company. He listens intently to us. He focuses all His attention on us. He wants us close to Him.
So why don’t we come? Why do we leave Him alone?
Visit Father Mark at Vultus Christi and see what he has to say about praying before our Eucharistic Lord.