Wednesday, April 13, 2016

An Easter Visit to the Blessed Sacrament

 The Easter season is the perfect time to bring your children or grandchildren for a visit to Jesus during Adoration. Many of our churches have adoration at least once a week. Some parishes have adoration chapels where Our Lord is exposed in the monstrance twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week. Tell your children that you are going to make a short visit to Jesus to say, "Hi," to tell Him that we love Him, and to keep Him company for a few minutes (seconds if the child is very young and active). No visit no matter how short is unimportant to Our Lord. He treasures our visits and we draw graces for ourselves and our children when we stop by to adore and say, "Hello." You can build on the time you spend visiting Jesus in adoration over time. But there is no time like the present to get started!

Here is a Mom with her young son in the pew to the left of her. They have come for a short visit to adore Jesus in the Monstrance on the altar in the front of the church. There are other people praying, too. Some of the people praying are committed adorers who remain for an hour with Jesus. Others have just dropped in like the mother  with her child to pray for a few moments, to adore Jesus, to ask for His help and then to be on their way. "Let the little children come to me and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these. Matthew 19:14
Come to me all you who are weary and burden and I will give you rest. Matt. 11:28

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