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At the consecration the awesome Presence of Christ in glory fills the sanctuary
Through the gift of contemplation a soul can glimpse the awesome fire of love which is the Holy Trinity
We should look on with awe and reverence as we are united with the Sacrifice of Calvary at Mass
When we attend and offer the one, awe-inspiring Sacrifice, we find Calvary, here at the altar.
Christ does not over-awe us in Communion, but quietly accepts our heart's homage; he is our true companion.
Standing behind the altar are two holy angels: tall, awesome, beautiful as a shape in firelight, gleaming gold on head and wing.
In His power, God is more awesome and imposing than the greatest tidal wave which towers over men, women and children, and cannot be stopped, controlled or turned back by anyone.
Flames billow out from the front of the altar. The fire represents the holiness of Christ in His Divinity, in His Real Presence on the altar. We need to ensure that we approach with awe as well as love - with no 'clothing of sin' that might catch fire from that conflagration.
The life of God is so awesome and glorious that even the Saints in Heaven, who gaze towards God in wonder, do not fully understand the Holy Trinity. That triune life was only revealed to us because Jesus, the Son of God, descended from Heaven, to tell us of God's love and God's inner life.
Like Elijah we are called to seek the presence of God, and be awestruck before His power and majesty and beauty
The soul who is ready to enter Heaven, after Purgatory and not straight after death, kneels in awe before the Godhead, and waits for Christ and Our Lady to lead him to the Father's heart.
Some of the 'roads' we travel in the Lord's service seem unending; yet we need to be prepared for sudden surprises and changes which He has arranged for us. It's as if we travel through mile upon mile of forest, then are awestruck when the Grand Canyon comes into view.
A Catholic's soul is almost lifeless - like a vast melting ice sheet unable to provide for life - if there is no evident love for Jesus, especially for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. Catholic programmes are deeply flawed which omit, diminish or scorn devotion to Christ in the Blessed Sacrament.
When Christ is made Present before us at the Consecration, the holy Angels stand awe-struck at the love He shows towards us by coming amongst us in this astounding way. They are absorbed in adoration of the God-man, Jesus, substantially Present in the Holy Eucharist.
St. Joseph looked at his wife, Mary, with awe and wonder as well as love. His devotion to her was heart-felt and unflagging, as he counted himself privileged to be able to care for her and her Divine Son.
Christ asked me always to practice what I preach: to maintain in His Presence a beautiful 'balance', between approaching Him with awe and gratitude, and being confident that He offers me, daily, experiences of the most tender intimacy.
A good priest feels privileged to be ordained, is awestruck by Christ's love, believes all that the Church teaches, never grumbles about his work, is keen to hand on the truth, is fearless in preaching, tells the whole truth about faith and morals, and requests reverent behaviour in church, where Christ is Really Present in the Blessed Sacrament.
People who believe in the words of Jesus about the Holy Eucharist behave as people should behave towards their God and Saviour, Really Present under the appearance of Bread. They approached with love, awe and reverence.
If we want to approach Christ at Adoration, to show out the love that was shown to Him by His Mother Mary on earth, we need only show Him our delight in His Real Presence, our gratitude for His gifts; with joy at being so near Him, and awe at being so close to our God: just as Mary did.
Whenever we know we are dealing with a powerful substance, we wisely change our behaviour. We wear rubber-soled shoes if we work with electricity, lead aprons near X-ray machines, protective clothing for nuclear power. And we should act with care, with deepest reverence, respect and awe, when close to the Source of Divine power in our midst: Jesus our God, in the Blessed Sacrament.
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