The Importance Of Signing Up For A Specific Holy Hour Of Eucharistic Adoration
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Jesus is inviting you to spend a special hour with Him!
The only time Jesus asked His friends for anything was when He was in agony
at the Garden of Gethsemani. Jesus said to them, "Could
you not watch one hour with Me?" (Mt 26:40)
Imagine Our Blessed Mother, the
Pope, or the President inviting you to set aside one special hour each week to
be with them. You would feel like the most important person in the world! You
would be overjoyed. You would tell all of your friends about it. You would be
faithful every week in keeping your scheduled time. You would let
nothing interfere with your meeting with someone so important as Our Lady, Our
Holy Father, or the President. Should you respond to Our Blessed Lords
invitation with any less enthusiasm?
Is Jesus important enough to you to set aside one
special hour each week to be with Him?
Just one hour, once a week, is all that He is asking. This is simply a matter
of putting first things first. In everything you do, put God first, and He
will direct you and crown your efforts with success (Prov 3:6-10).
In order to have a constant vigil of prayer before the Blessed Sacrament
Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration we need someone to sign up for each hour.
Therefore, it is necessary for each person to sign up to spend a special hour
with Jesus once a week, for example, Thursday at 3 p.m. This way, we can
organize all of the 168 hours of the week so that someone is with Jesus all of
Sometimes, because Jesus is veiled in the Sacred Host, people take His love
and Presence for granted. Some people are hesitant in making a commitment for
a specific hour because they let other people and other things come before
Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Your faith will make this commitment easy! "Faith
is confident assurance concerning what we hope for, and conviction about
things we do not see" (Heb 11:1). Your faith will help you realize this
with conviction: The most important thing that you will
do this week is spend an hour with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
Think of the words of the Pope, "Jesus waits for us in this Sacrament of Love"
(Dominicae Cenae, Art. 3).
Your willingness to choose a specific hour is a precious expression of
your faith in Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. By spending a special hour
adoring Jesus each week, you show Him that you love and welcome Him.
Do not be afraid to take a special hour because there may be times that
you cannot make it. There will be a substitute system to accomodate special
situations or emergencies. Think of the words from Scripture: "You have
nothing to fear from Him! Get up. He is calling you!" (Mk 10:49)
When you get to heaven, Jesus will spend all eternity
thanking you and loving you for your fidelity in spending one specific
hour with Him in the Blessed Sacrament each week. This is why He says, "Blessed
are those who have not seen and yet believe." (Jn 20:29) by V. M. Lucia.
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