From The Hand of Fr. Aaron Ferris…February 11, 2018

Ash Wednesday is this week. If you haven’t come to any resolutions for Lent, then I would encourage you to consider making more time for Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. For the past few weeks we have been reflecting on Jesus remaining with us in the Eucharist. Not only do we receive Him as food for our souls during Mass, but we can rest in His presence, most especially during Adoration.

I would encourage you to make more time for this because Jesus is everything. I am not sure how to say it more simply than that: Jesus is everything.

As a specific resolution for Lent, though, making more time for Jesus in the Eucharist is something we can carry on in our ‘”regular” lives. The disciplines of Lent ought to in some way transform our lives outside of Lent. Fasting should lead to better self-control during the year. Prayers and devotions ought to in some way move our whole spiritual life forward.

One practice that we can take with us throughout the year is making time for Jesus in the Eucharist. Jesus remains with us throughout the year. We can worship Him in the context of Mass every day. We can come into His presence as individuals, and we can come as groups, families, etc. It can be done during the day or at night. There are lots of possibilities.

Given the great access we have to Jesus, what is there to stop one from putting the Jesus in the Eucharist at the center of our lives?

Rev. Aaron Ferris
Rev. Aaron Ferris
Rev. Aaron R. Ferris Ordination Date: June 6, 2009 Pastor, St. Anthony Parish (Saranac) and St. Mary’s Parish (Lowell) 402 Amity Street Lowell, MI 49331 Phone: 616-897-9820
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