His Eucharistic Heart
Updated: Sep 2, 2022
"The only time our Lord asked the Apostles for anything was the night He went into agony. Not for activity did He plead, but for an hour of companionship."
Venerable Fulton Sheen
The Heart of Jesus is fully divine, yet it is also human. God from all eternity has desired companionship with the human person. Adam and Eve, our first parents were willed into existence out of the desire of God's Heart. This intimate friendship, God has not only desired with a select few, but with all of mankind, with every person. Is it any surprise that this same Lord and God now imprisons Himself in the Most Blessed Sacrament, a Love unto folly, in order that souls can come close to Him, to His Very Person, to His Eucharistic Heart? For truly, "God so loved the world that he gave His only Son, so that everyone who believes in Him might not perish but might have eternal life." (John 3:16) St. Catherine of Siena had once called Jesus a "Divine Madman", because of His love. The incredible love of Jesus is unfathomably kind, strong, constant, gentle, overwhelming and merciful. The Blessed Sacrament, which is the "Source and Summit of the Christian Life"* is Jesus dwelling among men. It is God Himself under the humble species of bread. The Holy Eucharist is Jesus' promise "I Am with you always, to the end of the age." Matthew 28:20
The Beloved Priest who was chosen to write down the words of Jesus during Eucharistic Adoration titled, "In Sinu Jesu" had said, "It was precisely in His Eucharistic Presence that these conversations with Our Lord unfolded, drawing me more and more into the light of His Face and the fire of His Heart." A great tragedy in society today is a great loneliness, an emptiness among so many people. This is the fruit of sin, a separation from God. Oh how the loss of so many souls plunges Our Lord Jesus into a mortal sadness. "Ecclesial crisis, worldliness, lukewarmness, infidelity, intellectual confusion, or spiritual anguish"* are rampant in the world today. What does one do in the midst of all of this evil? What can one do? Jesus has the answer. He has told Martha in Scripture and He now tells you, "Unum Necessarium."
The one thing necessary is Adoration before His Eucharistic Heart. "Let nothing distract you from this, the one thing necessary. Measure the value of all other things against this one thing to which I have called you and set you apart. I do not ask you to engage in a multitude of works; I ask you to engage in a ceaseless exchange of love with My open Heart present and waiting for you at every moment in the Sacrament of My Love."*
Jesus calls each and every soul to come to Him in the Blessed Sacrament, to adore Him above all, but also for each soul to confide in, rest in, unburden oneself from all of the difficulties of life before the Eucharistic Heart of Jesus. It is also where souls can offer reparation on behalf of the incredible indifference, coldness and contempt, that even chosen souls have afflicted upon Jesus; "Only men can make reparation for men."*
Truly, "Taste and see that the LORD is good." (Psalm 34:9) Time with Jesus is everything and more. The more that a soul would avail himself to this mystery of love, adoring Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, the more he'll see his own person being transformed into the likeness of his creator. Jesus had said "he will discover, by personal experience, that I share in all his sorrows, that I bring him relief in afflictions, that I carry his burdens with him, and that he is never, not even for a moment, forsaken or left to himself alone."* The Blessed Mother, the Mediatrix of all graces, with recourse and devotion to her, will pave the way to Jesus and obtain every grace necessary. Our Lady will ensure that her children obtain purity of heart, mind and soul by obedience to her Son, and with loving trust in her motherly intercession through the Rosary. Mary the anchor, Jesus the Helmsman.
"There is nothing so great as the Eucharist. If God had something more precious, He would have given it to us."
St. Jean Vianney
This is the great love of Jesus Christ. This is the secret to sanctity. To allow the
Eucharistic Heart of Jesus to become your life, your one desire and to "do whatever He tells you." John 2:5
Our Lady Mediatrix of all graces, pray for us.
The Catechism of the Catholic Church (1324-1327)
In Sinu Jesu: When Heart speaks to heart