Our Lord prefers our helplessness to everything else; He is pleased with it and blesses it.

Posted on January 11, 2009. Filed under: Uncategorized |

It may be that we do not want to go to our Lord because we are ashamed of our misery and wretchedness: that is the fruit of subtle self-love, impatience, or cowardice. Our Lord prefers our helplessness to everything else; He is pleased with it and blesses it. You are suffering from spiritual dryness? You can at least give glory to God’s grace without which you can do nothing. Open your soul toward heaven just as a flower opens its petals at sunrise to receive the refreshing dew. You are stricken with utter powerlessness; your mind is lost in darkness; your heart is crushed with the weight of its nothingness; your body is ailing. Offer Him the adoration He should expect from one so destitute; forget your poverty and abide in our Lord. Or again, present your poverty to Him that He may make it rich; that is a masterpiece worthy of His glory. But you are in a state of temptation and of sadness; everything rebels in you; everything induces you to leave your adoration under the pretext that you are offending God, and that you are dishonoring rather than serving Him. Do not listen to that insidious temptation; you adore Him by resisting, by being loyal to Him against yourself. No, no, you are not displeasing Him. You are bringing joy to our Master Who is looking on and Who permitted Satan to upset you. He expects you to honor Him by remaining with Him to the last minute of the time you were to devote to Him. May confidence and simplicity and love bring you to adoration.

from :The Real Presence

Saint Peter Julian Eymard Founder, Blessed Sacrament Fathers
ADORATION IN SPIRIT AND IN TRUTH
Pater tales quaerit qui adorent eum . . . in spiritu et veritate.
The Father seeketh such to adore Him . . . in spirit and in truth. (John iv. 23.)

THE object of Eucharistic adoration is the Divine Person of our Lord Jesus Christ present in the Most Blessed Sacrament.

http://www.catholictradition.org/Eucharist/real-presence1.htm

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