What if you could be with someone who was royalty, known and admired the world over—or with your favorite author or musician—for just one moment?
What if, one day, your phone rang, and when you answered it, the person on the other end said, “Hello. This is Mrs. Smith. I’m secretary to [that celebrity you admire]. He (or she) has heard about something you’re doing, and is pleased, and wants to spend some time talking with you. Can we schedule?
What would you say?
Even more, what would you do to make that meeting happen?
Would you, for one day, give up TV and let social media wait? Adjust your work schedule to squeeze in that visit? Serve frozen pizza for dinner so you didn’t have to cook?
Well, you have received an invitation like that. We all have. Jesus is pleased with something about each of us, and He’s taken up residence near you and near me. In every Catholic church and Adoration chapel, He waits for us. His Heart is for us, and He wants to heal us, counsel us, renew us, restore us. He wants to give us courage and strength, and the best way to receive those gifts is to frequent the Sacraments and spend time in the light, warmth, and peace of His Real Presence in the Eucharist.
Give the Lord your best “moment”. It doesn’t have to be an hour. For some, it may be an hour, or more. For others, their “moment” may be stopping by the chapel on their way home from work, kneeling on both knees before the monstrance, and saying, “Jesus, thank You for this day. Thank You for my family. Please help them. You know I’m so worried about my son, my daughter, my spouse. Please fix everything. Please fix me, too. I have to go cook supper now; thank you, so much, for giving me this time with You. I love You, Lord.” And then You tell Him goodbye, go home, and put that pizza in the oven.
When we give God what we can, He makes the most of it, and turns it into more.
One thing is certain: whether your time with Christ in His Real Presence is a five-minute stop between errands, or an hour, or more, it’s the moment you’ve been waiting for.
Copyright 2022, Lori Ann Watson (www.kitchentablecatholic.com)