“To adore God is to acknowledge, in respect and absolute submission, the ‘nothingness of the creature’ who would not exist but for God. To adore God is to praise and exalt him and to humble oneself, as Mary did in the Magnificat, confessing with gratitude that he has done great things and holy is his name. [Cf. Lk 1:46-49.] The worship of the one
God sets man free from turning in on himself, from the slavery of sin and the idolatry of the world.” (Catechism of the Catholic Church 2097)
Adoration of the Most Blessed Sacrament is one of the most powerful forms of prayer. Because when we adore the Blessed Sacrament, IT IS Jesus Himself present – Body, Blood, Soul and Divinity.
If each of us were to spend time in adoration of Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, we would see our world change before our very eyes. He begins by changing us who sit before His awesome presence.
During the season of Lent, we will again have Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament on each Friday. I strongly encourage all of our parish family to make the sacrifice to spend some time with Jesus here in our church. Do you wish to avert war in Iraq? Do you want to stop the proliferation of nuclear weapons in North Korea and other nations? Do you want to put a stop to the threat of terrorism in our country and around the world? If you have answered yes to one or all of the question, it is time for you to make a difference. Jesus said to His disciples, “Could you not spend one hour with me?”
Lent is a time for more intense sacrifice, penance and prayer. Make the commitment to spend one hour each week in Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament and I promise you that your life will never be the same.
It is also very important to have people schedule for each hour of Adoration. Our Lord may never be left alone during Adoration. Please be sure that if you sign up for an hour that you keep your commitment.
Think of all the things that you and I ask Our Lord for. Wouldn’t it be nice to make this small sacrifice for Him as we focus on His passion and death for our salvation!
God love you,