The Blessed Eucharist Our Greatest Treasure
Fr. Michael Muller, CSSR
For those who are negligent in visiting Him... "I
have too much to do" ... are actually saying... "I have too much love
and affection for the goods of this world and too little love for Jesus
You find time to eat and drink;
You find time to rest and sleep;
You find time to talk and laugh;
Time to amuse yourself;
Time for all your temporal affairs; Time even to sin, and how is it that
you find time for all these things?
It is because you like them. If you appear but seldom before Jesus Christ
in the Blessed Sacrament... it is an evident sign that you love Him but
little. Love him a little more...and you will find time to visit Him.
Do not say "I am busy" - the saints too were very busy. Do you imagine
you have more to think of than King Wenceslaus, King of Poland, or Saint
Louis, King of France?
Love your God in the Blessed Sacrament a little more and I am sure you
will be found more often before the altar.
Again, do not say "I have too much to do." It is for this very reason
you should be obliged to visit. Instead of being kept away from Me by
your numerous toils, you should feel drawn to Me ... in order to speak
to me about them. Oh! Were you to visit Jesus-Christ in the Blessed Sacrament
only for a quarter of an hour each day, from how many hardships and trials
would you be delivered? From how many accidents, misfortunes, temptations
and attacks from the devil would you be preserved?
How few sins would you commit?
How much more consolation and peace of heart would you enjoy? Men can
only afford you vain consolations and divine graces, which He is ready
to pour out upon your soul, if you present yourself before Him.
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