How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist – part 24

Michael Dubruiel

From Chapter 3 – Adore. Part 11

From How to Get the Most Out of the Eucharist by Michael Dubruiel
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  1. Keep Your Focus on Jesus
    When Satan tempted Jesus in the desert, Our Lord rebuked the devil saying, “Begone, Satan! For it is written, ‘You shall worship the Lord your God and him only shall you serve’”(Matthew 4:10).
    When you are tempted to worship anything else, no matter how lofty it might seem, call to mind this incident from Our Lord’s life.
  2. Learn from the Blessed Virgin Mary
    When the Blessed Virgin Mary was called “Blessed among women” by her cousin Elisabeth she responded with “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior,” (Luke 1:46–47). She pointed to God and worshiped only him.
    Following Mary’s example, we should seek to “decrease” in order that God may “increase” as we adore him above all.
  3. Foster an Attitude of Adoration
    St. Paul told the Thessalonians to “Rejoice always, pray constantly, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you”(1 Thessalonians 5:16–18).When we foster this attitude our hearts will be focused on adoring God at every moment of our lives.
  4. Developing a Eucharistic Spirituality
    A concrete way to prefer the love of Christ throughout the day when faced with countless other “loves” is to hear the words Jesus spoke to Peter addressed to yourself: “Do you love me more than these?” (John 21:15).
  5. A Prayer for Today
    Recite this prayer of St. Teresa of Ávila often:
    Let nothing trouble you, let nothing make you afraid.
    All things pass away.
    God never changes.
    Patience obtains everything.
    God alone is enough.
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