One evening, I was leaving a meeting at my parish, and was pulling out of my parking space, when I stopped dead in my tracks. I had just realized that I walked out of the church and forgot to make a visit to Jesus. In every Catholic Church around the world, Jesus, in the form of the Eucharist, is present in the tabernacle. It is truly Jesus, not some symbol or sign. It is God, Creator of the Universe, Savior of the World, the Alpha and Omega, the Real Deal, always physically available to us. While this may be hard to get our minds around, over the centuries, so many have testified to this truth and its power.
My leaving the Church without taking a minute or two to kneel before Our Savior in thanksgiving and reverence was like ignoring my mother if she were waiting in the next room. While most would never ignore their mother, so many Catholics think nothing of ignoring Jesus in the tabernacle, leaving so much grace and love untapped. Your divorce or separation is a time in your life when you need Jesus more than ever. He waits patiently for you in the tabernacle aching to strengthen, encourage, and heal you. Take advantage of every opportunity you have to let Jesus love you from the tabernacle.
Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me will never hunger, and whoever believes in me will never thirst.” – John 6:35
Originally posted 2014-11-17 06:00:44.