Pastors Corner

Pastors Corner

The beauty of Eucharistic Adoration is its simplicity and its proximity to Jesus. It is simple in that one sits or kneels before the Blessed Sacrament. It is proximate because each person comes into the Real Presence of our Lord and Savior.

There is an intimacy of that moment. It is as if Christ is just there for you. Whether one is alone or in a stadium of 25 thousand teens, the Eucharist exposed in adoration has power and beauty.

I can still remember going to the Adoration Vigil every Holy Thursday night after the Mass of the Last Supper. My father and I would go the appointed hour for last names beginning with M. Usually that was around 2:00 a.m. We kept vigil before the Blessed Sacrament  until 3:00 when the next letter group would spell us. I found those moments to be touching and spell binding.

I have also the power and majesty of that moment when the whole Lucas Stadium in Indy falls silent. 25 thousands teens who earlier were cheering and dancing around the stage now are dead silent. They are in awe and prayer before the Precious Body of Our Lord Jesus.

Adoration prayer is a mystery unto itself. It is well worth the experience and has the ability to transform and transport us to the realms of divine encounters.