Manly Testimony: Why Dads Need Holy Hours
John Clark over at Seton Magazine offers his reflections on why he committed to devote a regular Holy Hour to Jesus Christ and the fruits of that commitment.
I’d note too that getting in front of the Blessed Sacrament puts you in the actual presence of Our Mighty King and Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ. You can kneel in His Presence.
Here is some of what the Catechism says about Adoration:
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.
Devoting a Holy Hour of Eucharistic Adoration of the King yields great fruit, in times of joy and peace and times of turmoil. It is especially needed during times of dryness, when a man feels “dead” or numb about his spiritual life.
Men, you simply can’t kneel in the actual Presence of the King without something changing in your heart and mind.
Believe it. Live it.