“JOIN FULL AT YOUR PRESENCE” (Psalm 15)
“If we are united with Him we can bear fruit, and this is the familiarity with Christ. Stay in Jesus! It is to remain attached to Him, within Him, with Him, speaking with Him. The first thing for a disciple is to be with the Master, to listen to Him, to learn from Him. It is to stand in the presence of God, to let ourselves be watched. from Him. Let us see the Lord. He looks at us and this is a way of praying. Do you let yourself be looked at by God But how do you do it? Look at the Tabernacle and let you look … it’s simple! This warms the heart, keeps burning the fire of friendship with God “(Pope Francesco).
“The presence of Jesus in the Eucharist is like a pole of attraction for an ever greater number of people in love with Him, able to stay for a long time to listen to his voice and almost hear the heartbeats” (John Paul II).
Why Eucharistic Adoration?
Let us never forget that the centrality of the Eucharist lies with celebration. It is thanks to the celebration that our communion with Christ is realized in the most profound degree. We must have this awareness: adoration springs from the celebration and is aimed at celebration. And it is precisely because the Eucharistic celebration is such a great mystery that we need time for adoration.
Some concrete suggestions
A minimum of organization and method can be useful.
- A good method for an hour of Eucharistic adoration may be to follow the progress of the Mass to prepare oneself or to internalize it.
- Penitential act: I live a moment of repentance … I ask forgiveness … I take a small decision to express the newness of the pardon received.
- Liturgy of the Word: it is the moment of listening. I have with me or I have listened to the Word of God, I implore the Spirit to listen with availability. I read and pray. Reread, listen …
- Presentation of the gifts: I think and offer a concrete aspect of my life to know how to live in communion with the Lord.
- Eucharistic prayer: I dedicate a space to thank. It is a typically Eucharistic attitude and should never be lacking in adoration.
- Communion: if the previous moments have been lived with commitment, I can live grace (it is a gift!) Of a space of silence of the heart and of intimacy with Jesus. It is not sacramental communion, but prepares it or prolongs it.
- One can also choose one or two of the typical attitudes of the Eucharist and … in the calm of adoration live them with depth.
- The offer of self, of loved ones.
- Communion … also as a unity with the brothers.