We know that Jesus Christ, our incarnate God, with His body and blood, soul and divinity, with His glorified body, is really, truly, and personally present in the Holy Eucharist. It is from the Altar that He delights most to receive our homage and adoration, to hear our prayers and to grant our petitions. We go to His Temple Home, therefore, when we can do so, to honor Him as our Saviour, to adore Him as our God, to obtain His forgiveness for our sins, to ask Him for all that we need, and to thank Him for His many blessings. We attend His services, as we ought, assist devoutly at His Holy Sacrifice of the Mass, and receive Him in Holy Communion worthily and frequently. While in the church with the Blessed Sacrament ,ve are mindful of the fact that ,ve are with Jesus our God as truly as are the angels and saints in Heaven, and that He sees and knows us, perceives our every thought, hears our every prayer, loves us with infinite love, and grants us His grace and blessing. Do we not, however, too often forget that Jesus, our Emmanuel, our God with us, Who is enthroned as our divine King in heaven and Who can do all things, is watching over us at all times with infinite justice and love, beholding all our actions, perceiving all our thoughts and desires,and hearing all our words? If we become more abidingly conscious of this truth, with the sincere love that we have for Jesus our Saviour, will we not strive more earnestly to avoid all that offends Him and endeavor more zealously to give pleasure to His Sacred Heart? Will not our love for Him be more personal and intense? Our indifference to Jesus comes generally not from malice but from ignorance and forgetfulness. It is to be hoped that this little book will be placed near at hand where it can be taken up and read at least for a few moments daily, and that it will serve to remind us and to make us appreciate as we ought that we are at all times with Christ, our Friend and our God.
REV Patrick J Sloan, Brother Hermenegild TOSF, Paperback, ISBN 10: 1500696161, ISBN 13: 9781500696160