How can I have an intimate relationship with Christ that allows me to truly understand the plans He has for me? How will I be able to know, love, and serve Him in this world and be happy with him forever in Heaven? What can I do to be able to listen to the voice of the Lord?
Embracing Christ in Eucharistic Adoration
The Son of God is my Savior. He is my true Beloved, the One who gave up His life for me by suffering on the Cross so that I can spend eternity with His Father in Heaven. As the Son having two natures, He is both one true God and one true man. And He is present to me in my life as a young Catholic woman.
I experience His love, consolation, and compassion by choosing to spend time in His divine embrace. I spend time with Him in the peace and serenity of Eucharistic Adoration.
The Eucharist becomes my refuge of safety. In the silence, I can share my concerns, frustrations, sadness, pain, joy, and happiness with Jesus. In return, He wraps me in His love. He helps me to strengthen my relationship with Him as I embrace the sacredness of these precious moments. This is His holy kiss from Heaven on earth. I am His and He is mine.
My Life Depends on Christ
I know I cannot live without Jesus, nor would I ever have the desire to live without Him. I would be nothing without Him. Life without Christ at the center would equal going through the motions without any purpose or meaning.
When there is happiness and joy, who would I be able to thank? During the times I am confronted with challenges and difficulties, when I fall, who will be there to catch me? When I am sad and in a state of grief, who will be there to console me?
He is why I live my life. Jesus is always the light in any darkness. And it is in the Catholic Church with the Blessed Sacrament that Jesus is always present to me and to all of us. It is in the tabernacle in every single Catholic Church around the world that He waits for us to visit Him. His love for us radiates from His most Sacred Heart. It is up to us to accept His love and to love Him in return. The sanctuary lamp burns brightly, reminding us that Jesus is always present to us.
Adoration and Our Vocational Call
It is by spending time before the Blessed Sacrament alone with Him that I was able to become open to considering the consecrated life. Only through Adoration was I able to be truly open to the will of God when I was in my mid-twenties. I was finally able to say, “Fiat, let it be done.”
When I visit Jesus in Adoration—even when the seats around me are filled with others in those precious moments—I feel that it is just us two. I am looking at Him and He is looking at me.
It is through spending time with Jesus that I continue to hear that gentle whisper in my heart. By remaining in the silence with Him, we will not only hear His calling to us, but we can have the courage to respond to that call.
Whether we are called to the single life, consecrated life, or the married life, alone time with Jesus is the way to listen with the ear of our hearts. It was by sitting in the quiet of my own heart during Adoration that I was able to truly feel where God is calling me. And now, as I sit with Him I feel at home with such an overwhelming sense of peace and expectant joy as I await to enter into a religious community.
A Prayer for Adoration: O Sacrament Most Holy
A shroud of divine light
ignites the breath of the perpetual flame
with the burning of crimson hope
where the passionate rose blossoms.
The golden Tabernacle
reveals His glorious splendor
aglow with the radiance of Christ
that permeates the hallowed space.
Ode to the humbled silence;
the reverent stillness,
the wellspring of Grace.
In the Blessed Sacrament He waits.
The Living Water flows from the spring;
a Fountain of Holy Love
and offers the Bread of Life.
Heaven kisses Earth.
Body, Blood, Soul, and Divinity
Adoration of the Sacred Host
The lamp burns brightly
near the dwelling place
with the Real Presence;
Jesus in the Eucharist.
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Christina M. Sorrentino is a millennial cradle Catholic who is an aspiring religious sister. She is a blogger and writer in Staten Island, New York. She is the author of the book, Called to Love A Listening Heart – A Book of Catholic Poetry. You can find out more about her here.