It leads to an inner peace that affects all areas of our lives.It doesn’t mean everything in our life will be perfect and without suffering, but Christ’s peace means that we know that the storms of life can’t shake us.© Ronnie Macdonald/ Flickr Jesus told us to “love one another as I have loved you”.
But if you can make it happen, committing to regular Adoration with an open heart can have some surprising results.
He broke it, and gave it to them, and said, “Take it; this is My body.” And when He had taken a cup and given thanks, He gave it to them, and they all drank from it.
You get distracted, your mind begins to wander, you can hear someone else sniffing next to you.
Maybe in the beginning Adoration was full of wonderful feelings!
© Rino Peroni/Flickr There is nothing like the atmosphere of a quiet chapel or church, the smell of incense and the splendour of the monstrance to help you understand the truth of what is happening in Adoration.
We are truly before Jesus Christ, His Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
The more you sink into that silence in front of the Host, the more you’ll realize that the only response is awe and wonder at the greatness of our God.
© Pete Slater/ Flickr Jesus said “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.” (John ) The outward peace we can experience in Adoration (the quiet and the stillness) reaches much deeper.
Know that even if an hour spent in Adoration is a continual returning to Him every few minutes when your mind wanders, you are still giving God the best gift you can – your time and company.
© Alexandre Normand/ Flickr The more time you spend in Adoration discovering that God is a God who loves you and wants to spend time with you, the more you begin to actually want to go.
The Eucharist is described in the catechism as the ‘source and summit’ of our faith.