As the Parish this weekend took up 40 hours of Eucharistic Adoration I was reminded of a homily I read by Pope Francis on the topic. By all accounts Pope Francis is an insightful and gifted preacher and it’s often during these weekday homilies where he goes off “script”, that we hear the most fruitful preaching from the Holy Father. Here is just a snippet of that homily.
“We cannot know the Lord without this habit of worship, to worship in silence, adoration. If I am not mistaken, I believe that this prayer of adoration is the least known by us, it’s the one that we do least. Allow me to say this, waste time in front of the Lord, in front of the mystery of Jesus Christ. Worship him. There in silence, the silence of adoration. He is the Saviour and I worship Him” (Pope Francis 20 October 2016).
I have no doubt that those who “wasted time” with the Lord this weekend will have experienced the grace that comes with adoring Jesus Christ.