The highlight of my week is always my visit to the Blessed Sacrament, and sometimes I even receive the extra blessings of more than one visit a week. I am a super busy wife, mother, radio show host, writer, retreat director, Catholic App developer and reviewer, etc.
It would be very easy for me to prioritize what I think I need to accomplish each week way above the hour I spend, “sitting” before the Blessed Sacrament.
Yet, through the grace of God, probably that very grace I receive in the act of putting my visit to Jesus first, every week I am able to find an entire hour (sometimes more), without fail.
“I can do all things through Christ which strengthens me.” Philippians 4:13
That’s the secret to finding the time:
Don’t try to find it yourself. Instead, go to Jesus and ask Him, who created time, to reveal where there is availability in our schedule.
Trust me, this prayer will be answered in a prompt and blessed way.
My first committed adoration hour was at 2:30 p.m. every Saturday afternoon. When I first saw it was the only time in need of an adorer, I thought how insane it was of me to sign up. What mother has time every Saturday afternoon to sneak away for an hour?!?
Yet, I was able to fulfill that commitment for over two years, needing very little substitution coverage. How? By relying on the Grace of God.
My sacrifice and obedience has been rewarded with the ability to commit now to two holy hours each week. These appointments with Jesus are the most coveted part of my whole week — time with the Eucharist, a foretaste of Heaven and the abundant grace that this time brings, cannot be replicated by any other thing this world has to offer.... NOTHING!
What does this have to do with the Digital Age?
Although, Jesus is enough for me! Sometimes my wandering human mind or series attention deficit launches me into squirrel girl mode. In those moments, I am very grateful for modern technology to provide me many ways to interact with the Holy Spirit during my Visit with Jesus in the Eucharist!
In many years of learning and sharing all things TECH - some of my favorite have been the Catholic apps, websites and books I've been blessed to discover or have discovered me!! There are so many amazing technology based tools to help those of us who need a little extra (now and then - because there really are times I can go and just sit in quiet with Jesus!) something to stay focused in prayer or thought, in order to maximize my Jesus time ...
When this article first appeared on Catholicmom.com in 2012, I had only begun to research and uncover the amazing plethora of Catholic media available - Please visit here for a fun nostalgic look (a revisit within a revisit) at attending Adoration in the Digital Age just 3 years ago...
Come back tomorrow, for the updated version!!