The Value Of A Eucharistic Holy Hour
All of us know that when you love someone very much you want to be with the person whom you love, and your joy in life is to be close to this special person. This is the very nature of love. For instance a mother can hardly wait to hold her newborn infant; a father's joy is to be with his children; a grandparent's delight is to see their grandchildren; while friends treasure the moments that they spend together; sweethearts find it difficult to leave one another's company, and a man and a woman get married because they want to spend the rest of their life together.
Our relationships with one another helps us to understand the Heart of God and His relationship to us, because we belong to God and His relationship to us encompasses and embraces all of the many wonderful kinds of relationships that we have with one another. And if we only knew how much joy, delight and glory we bring to the Heart of God when we take time out during the week and visit Him in the Blessed Sacrament, we would never want to leave His Eucharistic Presence.
If only we knew how much God loves us in the Blessed Sacrament, we would die of happiness, for here He says to each of us: "I have loved you with an everlasting love and constant is My affection for you." (Jer 30-3) "My delight is to dwell with you." And so, "God loved the world so much that He gave His only begotten Son," (Jn 3:16) "The Word became flesh and dwelt among us." (Jn 1:14)
Jesus becoming one of us and choosing the name 'Emmanuel', a name which means 'God with us', because as much as we want to be with one another, infinitely more so does Jesus want and desire to be close to us, which helps us to understand why He did what He did on Holy Thursday night, the night before He died, when His Heart could not bear to be separated from us.
St. John tells us that Jesus showed us 'the depth of His love' by instituting the Holy Eucharist, that He may come into our hearts in Communion and dwell with us forever in the most Blessed Sacrament, the continuation of His Incarnation on earth, where the same Jesus who was born some 2000 years ago as a little babe in Bethlehem, who died on the Cross for our sins and who rose again on Easter Sunday, is truly, really, bodily and personally present to us in this most Blessed Sacrament, as absolute proof of His everlasting love and constant affection for each of us. Because the more you love someone, the more you want to be with the person whom you love. Jesus loves us so much that He never wants to leave us, seven days a week, twenty four hours a day in the Blessed Sacrament, 'The new and everlasting covenant,' in fulfillment of His promise: 'Know that I am always with you, even to the end of the world.' (Mt. 28:20)
The message of His Sacred Heart to the whole world is that THE EUCHARIST IS JESUS HIMSELF whose Divine Heart is on fire with a personal love for each of us and longs to be loved by us in return. For unashamedly He says to us: "I thirst with such a terrible thirst to be loved by you in this Blessed Sacrament." Here He is reminding us that the Holy Eucharist is not a thing, but a Person, the Person of Our Divine Savior, and that our love is meaningful to Him - so meaningful that He yearns for it.
Jesus dwells with us in the Blessed Sacrament to lighten our burden by comforting us in all our afflictions, strengthening us in all our weaknesses and temptations, encouraging us in all our disappointments by giving us a completely positive attitude toward God 'Who is love' a positive attitude toward ourselves as He helps us to see ourselves in the light of His Divine love and a positive attitude toward one another, enabling us to love one another, not according to the flesh, but according to the spirit, by giving us His very own love that we may love one another as He has loved us!
Source: Come to Me: Perpetual Eucharistic Adoration Center.