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“Come and see”: 4 reflections to cultivate a deeper relationship with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament

Our brother Luis Alfonso Sánchez has been sharing, every Thursday, on the Instagram account of the Christian Life Movement of Lima a series of reflections under the title ‘Come and see’. And on the occasion of the Solemnity of Corpus Christi, we share four reflections that he offers us to deepen our relationship with Jesus.

In this video series, Luis Alfonso guides us toward a life centered on the Eucharist and friendship with Jesus. Through four key themes, such as cultivating our friendship with Jesus, finding silence in his presence, praying with the psalms, and allowing ourselves to be seen by God in contemplation, he invites us to live a deeper experience when we visit the Blessed Sacrament. 

Let’s cultivate our friendship with Jesus

“Living the Christian life means cultivating a relationship of friendship with Jesus. As time goes by, Jesus gradually opens the doors of his heart and, as friendship is reciprocal, we also open our hearts in a climate of trust and openness. In the Blessed Sacrament, God shows himself totally to us, He waits for us and wants that friendship to be cultivated in that moment.

“Some friends tell me that they don’t know what to do during adoration or that they don’t feel like going to the Blessed Sacrament. However, as you find the love of Jesus, the desire to worship Him in the Eucharist will grow in you.

“How many conversions have occurred kneeling before the Lord in the Eucharist? How many people have changed their lives? Maybe your life will change the moment you really encounter Jesus. As Saint Teresa of Calcutta says: There is no greater time spent on earth than worshiping Christ in the Eucharist.”

The importance of silence

“The world is full of noise and there is little silence. Many friends ask me: Luis, how can I make the Blessed Sacrament experience more silence? Silence is something that is acquired with patience, it is progressive. When we arrive, the noise that we have accumulated during the day can make us lose focus on what we are witnessing: Jesus in the Eucharist.”

“At first, it can be challenging; Even the fear of silence can lead us to want to fill that space with many thoughts. However, for us Christians, silence is not absence, but presence.”

“It is in silence that we change our frequency, as if tuning our ears, to hear what is essential, to listen to a voice that speaks to us in silence. I invite you to make the effort to be silent during Eucharistic adoration so that the presence of God may fill your heart.”

Pray with the psalms!

“Some friends who regularly visit the Blessed Sacrament ask me: Luis, what can I do in the Blessed Sacrament? And notice that a highly recommended practice is the prayer of the psalms.”

The Psalms are a school of prayer. In them, we find the most varied human experiences, from acts of praise and worship to God to dramatic supplications for the experience of suffering or sin. Perhaps you identify with some of these experiences or with others.”

“Today I invite you to open your Bible and look for a prayer or psalm in the psalms that corresponds to your current experience, so that little by little you will understand what that word of God tells you. Praying with the psalms is praying in the language of God. He has decided to reveal himself in his Word through the Holy Scripture, so that, when you pray with the psalms, you not only express what you desire, want or need, but you also hear what God wants for you.”

Let yourself be looked at by God

“Surely it happened to them that when they were children they spent all day with their mother, and they even knew that every look, gesture or posture told them something. I remember that with just one look I knew I was wrong. If that happens with our mothers, imagine with the Creator, with God, who knows us and loves us.”

“It turns out that contemplation is nothing more than that, an exchange of glances. Saint John Mary Vianney, seeing a parishioner who passed by every day and knelt in front of the temple, approached him and asked him: Brother, what are you doing? And he replied: Simply, I look at him and he looks at me.”

“Contemplation is simply an experience of meeting gazes. When you visit Jesus in the Eucharist, let Him look at you. Find in that look your healing, your reconciliation. Remember that in that moment the center is not you, nor what you need or what you want to gain, but rather being in front of Him and thanking Him for what He has done for us.”

“If you want to contemplate Jesus in the Eucharist, come and see!”