After the recent episode about the Mass, I asked my son Leo if he had any other thoughts for the podcast. His response, “Go to Adoration … even when you don’t feel like it.”
Sounds like great advice to me!
In light of the recent revelation that many Catholics in the US do not believe that Jesus is truly present in the Eucharist, time spent before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament is just what the doctor ordered. The more time we spend before Jesus in Adoration, the more our hearts will grow in Eucharistic amazement, and the more our Catholic culture will grow and spread.
Adore Jesus and make frequent stops to him in the monstrance, if possible, or the tabernacle in your parish church.
What should you do when you get there?
St. John Vianney once asked a daily Mass goer, who spent hours in church after each Mass, what he did each day. His simple response, “I look at him and he looks at me.”
So today, if possible, look into the eyes of the one who sees, knows, and loves you the most, Jesus Christ, our Eucharistic Lord.
Snippet from the Show
“There is a study that indicates how few Catholics believe in the true presence in the Eucharist. The first thing we can do about that is spend time with Jesus in the Eucharist.”
Meet Your Host
Colin is an enthusiastic transplant to vibrant Louisiana, where he lives with his beautiful wife Aimee and two energetic children, Leo and Zélie. His juggling act involves being a husband, a dad, a teacher, a youth minister, a musician and a national Ascension content creator and trainer.
In his spare time, he eats too many crawfish, savors king cake, plays one-on-one kickball with his son, and tries, for the life of him, to properly load the dishwasher.
Check out Colin’s latest work with Ascension: Power and Grace: A Guide to the Catholic Sacraments and Quick Catholic Lessons with Fr. Mike.