by: Fr Christopher M Saliga, OP
Have you ever felt too busy to spend time with God in prayer? If so, you are most certainly not alone. Within the concise 10-week terms here at Dartmouth, the time line for “getting things done” challenges students, professors, and us chaplains alike to “stay on top of things.” When caught in the tailspin of fast-paced real-time living, can I really take time to go over to Aquinas House for Thursday Night Adoration of the Blesses Sacrament, even if for just a few minutes?
And yet, knowing that Eucharistic adoration amounts to nothing less than face-to-face time with Jesus, how can I not? By simply walking into church, genuflecting in adoration before our Eucharistic Lord, and pouring out my heart to God, everything changes. My life’s orientation is renewed. I can thank and adore Jesus for His manifest goodness to me when things are going well. I can also silently cry out in lament to Jesus when things are difficult and I do not know why. Or, I can simply sit looking at God knowing that He is looking at me into the depths of my being. The possibilities are limitless.
For some more very concise and profound insights see on this Eucharistic adoration, see: http://webcache.googleusercontent.com/search?q=cache:f2QFWMKuGxcJ:www.allsaintschurch.com/file/assets/Adoration+Testimonials.pdf+&hl=en&gl=us
Of course, here at Aquinas House, every Thursday evening throughout the school term, we have Eucharistic adoration from 8:30PM–9:30PM with the sacrament of reconciliation available. How can “I” not take advantage?