Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Just had to steal this...


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It's too beautiful and compelling, so I am borrowing this from A Catholic Mom In Hawaii.

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"Do you want the Lord to give you many graces? Visit Him often. Do you want Him to give you few graces? Visit Him rarely. Do you want the devil to attack you? Visit Jesus rarely in the Blessed Sacrament. Do you want him to flee from you? Visit Jesus often. Do you want to conquer the devil? Take refuge often at the feet of Jesus. Do you want to be conquered by the devil? Forget about visiting Jesus. My dear ones, the visit to the Blessed Sacrament is an extremely necessary way to conquer the devil. Therefore, go often to visit Jesus and the devil will not come out victorious against you."

- St. John Bosco

This says so much to me. I have received countless graces that have enveloped and enhanced my soul via Adoration of the Lord before the Blessed Sacrament. There is a peace in my soul regarding relationships with women that has never been there. There used to be a firestorm of passion and now there is a calm, placid lake. There is a sense of a new identity as if I had always been at peace with woman. I often think it odd that I had any other sentiment towards celibacy.

Please, gentle reader, go and spend an hour, a half an hour before the Lord adoring him in the Blessed Sacrament a few times a week.

Give it a month and then you, too, will see the outpouring of grace in your life in a very practical way.

I don't know why or how. I just know that it makes the Lord happy and then he begins to transform your life.

Take it from a man whose life has been changed by Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament.

3 comments:

Esther said...

Thanks for linking to it Tim. BTW, I love what you shared. So beautifully said and from the heart!
God bless,

rhapsody said...

Wonderful post!

Thank you.

Tracy said...

It IS a beautiful post. I can FEEL the peace as you describe in your post from your words.

God Bless,
T