1/17/2014 (2 years ago)
Harvesting the Fruits of contemplation (harvestingthefruitsofcontemplation.blogspot.com/)
Too often we have taken God for granted. So sometimes He asks others 'to shake things up.' Today may be one of those days.
How much do you love God?
CANASTOTA, NY - Here is a question posed some time ago by Father Francis Hudson, S.C.J. It is worth pondering now and in the days to come: "What if God loved you only as much as you loved Him?"
Let me ask you this. Have you ever loved someone so much that you could hardly wait to hear from them, to speak with them and to see them? How often have you looked forward to a visit from someone you deeply loved only to have that person not come? How hurt have you felt when you were ignored and your love not returned?
Imagine then how God - Who is Love - Who loves us more than words can describe - feels when we fail to demonstrate our love for Him? He waits in our Churches hour after hour just to hear our voices and to see our faces.
Yet, few of us come to be with Him.
God is the sole source of real peace amidst the chaos, challenges and trials of our daily lives. But the noise and busyness that surrounds us prevents us from experiencing that peace as God intended we do.
In his 2012 Corpus Christi homily, Pope Emeritus Benedict XVI reminded us that attendance at Sunday Mass is simply not enough. Adoration should never have been de-emphasized. It is a real reminder that Jesus is always here with us in the Blessed Sacrament.
"To really communicate with another person", he wrote, "I must know him, I must be able to be in silence, close to him, to hear him, and to look at him with love."
On another occasion (World Communications Day in 2012), the now retired Pontiff had this to say:
"In silence, we are better able to listen to and understand ourselves; .. By remaining silent we allow the other person to speak, to express himself; and we avoid being tied simply to our own words and ideas without them being adequately tested. In this way, space is created for mutual listening, and deeper .relationships become possible.If God speaks to us even in silence, we in turn discover in silence the possibility of speaking with God and about God."
Why go to Adoration?
Prayerful Eucharistic Adoration.
A blog through which I promote zeal for the salvation of souls, awe and amazement for the Holy Eucharist and Eucharistic Adoration, and fidelity to the Truths of our Catholic Faith.
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