Thursday, April 1, 2010

Could You Not Stay Awake With Me One Hour?

Tonight, after the Mass of The Lord's Supper, many of our Catholic churches will remain open for visits to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. The Ciborium, having been removed from the main tabernacle, will be moved to a side altar to signify the time Jesus spent in prison before His condemnation to death on the cross. If possible, make some time for yourself with Jesus this evening. Bring to Him all that ails you, weighs you down, discourages and defeats you. He took all our sins with Him to the cross. He waits to take them from us still. As St. Therese once referred to Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the Prisoner of Divine Love, under the guise of consecrated Bread, longs for our visits to Him, especially on the night when we commemorate the institution of the Priesthood and the Holy Eucharist. Will we be like Peter, James and John and give in to our drowsiness, ignoring His agony, or will we be like St. Therese, a victim of holocaust to His Merciful Love?

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