We, Catholics believe and we are taught in the Catechism that the Eucharist is the source and summit of our faith. The existential presence of Jesus Christ, Our Redeemer, in the Eucharist even after the celebration of the Holy Mass, is a great blessing for us. Besides maintaining His promise that He will be with us till the end of the world, Jesus offers us an opportunity to come before Him and unload the life’s burden and be filled with inner peace of mind and heart. It is very easy to say that we don’t have time to go to the Adoration, just like some people say that they don’t have time to go for Sunday Mass. We give to ourselves such excuse, because we forget the truth in the Words of Jesus: “I am the living bread, which came down from heaven; if any one eats of this bread, he will live for ever … Truly, truly, I say to you, unless you eat the flesh of the Son of man and drink his blood, you have no life in you; he who eats my flesh and drinks my blood, has eternal life and I will raise him up at the last day” (John 6: 51, 53 & 54).
Finding time to go to Adoration can be difficult; but if one would commit himself/herself to set apart time to go for Adoration regularly with a determined mind and heart, that person is not far from finding inner peace.
In today’s culture, the concept of inner peace, which is spiritual, is undervalued; sometimes it is considered a waste of time. Hence many people seek for peace and happiness through material possession and things which satisfy the senses. I agree that this would give certain happiness; yet it would be colored with a fleeting occurrence. Whereas the inner peace is what transforms the whole life of the person, both internally and externally. This is the reason, why we seek God. The Eucharistic Adoration is the best time, one can sit before The Lord and experience the inner peace.
God bless you ,
Fr. Arul Joseph V.