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Out of Love
When someone treats us with love, or does something for us out of love, our hearts naturally respond with gratitude...or at least they should.
Through His sacrifice, Christ has loved us in so many ways that we cannot fully grasp. And, more times than not, that involuntary ‘feeling’ of love or gratitude is missing in His presence. But, our faith is not a ‘feeling.’ It’s taking what we profess to believe and living our lives in accordance with those beliefs.
And, that means while in the presence of the Blessed Sacrament, we should call to mind what we believe and what we know to be true, and then respond accordingly.
What should our response be? Praise, adoration, and love. But, what happens when and if we don’t ‘feel’ it? The truth is, many times we won’t ‘feel’ it. But, in those moments, what we can control is our wills. We can use our intellects to acknowledge what is true, and then submit our wills to that truth. That is faith.
May the heart of Jesus, in the Most Blessed Sacrament, be praised, adored, and loved with grateful affection, at every moment, in all the tabernacles of the world, even to the end of time, Amen.