Come, Let Us Adore Him

In 07 Observations on 2013/12/19 at 12:00 AM

Detailed notes taken by Aida Tamayo on Fr. Robert Barron’s Catholicism Series

“We become what we adore.  That is why God wants us to adore Him so we become like Him”

In regards to adoring God, Aida Tamayo, the Faith Formation leader at St. Vincent de Paul Parish made the following incisive comment:

“Adoring God doesn’t do anything for Him, it is 100% for our benefit.  Generally speaking, our society is involved in self-idolatry and rejecting the source of all goodness that is God Himself.  I think we can see the results plainly: Abort the child that is a burden, ignore the sanctity of the institution of marriage, it gets in the way of my benefits and sinful behavior, well…you get the picture.  Just imagine the difference in society if our actions are prompted by the Truth, Will and Goodness of God.  Since the behavior is contrary to God’s truths, the response is to remove God from their presence.  When the source of goodness is removed, evil will thrive.”

Only Catholics since Apostolic times have the singular privilege of adoring Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament! Protestants cannot do this since Protestants do not have Him physically present in the Eucharist. To see Jesus visibly present under the appearance of the small white host is much more conducive to intimacy in adoration. Could not these words of our Lord be applied today: “Indeed, this is the will of My heavenly Father, that everyone who looks upon the Son, and believes in Him, shall have eternal life. Him I will raise up on the last day.”

There is 24 hour Eucharistic Adoration at St. Gabriel and other parishes have their Adoration scheduled for one or two specific days.

The Catechism of the Catholic Church-Second Edition, Part Four-Christian Prayer, Section One-Prayer in the Christian Life, Chapter One-The Revelation of Prayer, Article 3-In the Age Of The Church defines Adoration as follows:

2628 Adoration is the first attitude of man acknowledging that he is a creature before his Creator. It exalts the greatness of the Lord who made us and the almighty power of the Savior who sets us free from evil. Adoration is homage of the spirit to the “King of Glory,” respectful silence in the presence of the “ever greater” God. Adoration of the thrice-holy and sovereign God of love blends with humility and gives assurance to our supplications.

Come Let us Adore Him!


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