I sometimes wonder if those of you who keep watch before the Eucharistic Face of Jesus for the sake of His priests, really grasp the significance of your adoration. Allow me on this Lenten First Friday of March to suggest something of what you are doing and of what Our Lord is doing through you, when you persevere in prayer close to the tabernacle or in the radiance of the monstrance containing His adorable Body and Blood.
A Divine Work
You are participating in a divine work, in a work of grace. You are before Our Lord’s Eucharistic Face as an empty vessel to be filled with the power and sweetness of the Holy Spirit, so that souls might drink of His Love and, drinking, know that His Love is sweeter than any earthly delight.
You are before Our Lord’s Eucharistic Face as an intercessor in whose soul the Holy Ghost sighs with ineffable groanings to obtain from the Father, through Christ, the Eternal High Priest, all that the Father desires to give His priests in this world and in the next.