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Author: Mrs. Justina Ilochi

Our Lady enjoins us to visit Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament, often and there is a good reason for it. When we visit the Blessed Sacrament, we are acknowledging that Jesus born of the Blessed Virgin is physically present in the tabernacle in the Blessed host placed there. This belief singles us out as Catholics and different from other Christian denominations.

We should be proud of this, but are we?

Several churches are locked throughout the day except during Mass so people cannot visit Our Lord at all. Where churches are open, they are empty!!! Is this how to show a commitment to the most important action in our lives? Think of this.

When we love our parents, children, husbands or wives what do we do? We visit them often, don’t we? It doesn’t matter where they are we make an effort to visit regularly. We make a scheduled timetable to make sure we visit and when we miss a visit we apologize because we know our loved one was waiting. This means that Jesus who we say is more than our loved ones put together should have more visits from us. Yet we don’t schedule our visits to HIM and if we do, we don’t keep to our promise. Can you imagine what could have happened if after saying yes to the Beautiful Lady, Christy had missed all the appointments with Her. Imagine! Imagine!! Imagine!!! Yet we feel free to do that to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament.

And just as our loved ones don’t care about what we say to them during our visits, Jesus does not care what we say to Him even if we prefer to just sleep on the benches. He just wants to see us and know that we have made a conscious choice to be with Him and no one else at the appointed time. Jesus just wants to speak to us and shower us with blessings. Once we commit, we shall have the strength, full of love to visit Him always. It will not be a chore because we start wishing like the saints to be in the presence of the Lord always. What’s more we shall see our lives change!!!

Our Lady of Aokpe, the Mediatrix of All Graces…help us to visit your Son often. Amen

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