"Adoring the God of Jesus Christ,
who out of love made himself bread broken,
is the most effective and radical remedy
against the idolatry of the past and of the present.
Kneeling before the Eucharist is a profession of freedom:
those who bow to Jesus cannot and must not
prostrate themselves before any earthly authority, however powerful.
We Christians kneel only before God
or before the Most blessed Sacrament
because we know and believe that the one true God is present in it,
the God who created the world
and so loved it that he gave his Only Begotten Son (cf. Jn 3: 16)...
Adoration is prayer that prolongs the celebration and Eucharistic communion
and in which the soul continues to be nourished:
it is nourished with love, truth, peace;
it is nourished with hope,
because the One before whom we prostrate ourselves
does not judge us, does not crush us
but liberates and transforms us."
~ Pope Benedict XVI