There is a great feature article today at Faith and Family Live – check it out if you get a chance. I think that many of us builders have had similar experiences, but I will only speak for myself when I say that I did not fully appreciate the splendor of the Eucharist until I arrived at college. Actually, it is quite ironic that I had to leave a wonderful Catholic high school and head off to a secular university in order to encounter people who were serious about daily Mass, prayer in the Blessed Sacrament Chapel, and Adoration. I can honestly say that while I understood that the bread and wine truly transform into the Body and Blood at Holy Mass, I was knocked off my feet when I realized that many super-busy Princeton students and faculty would take time out of their day to attend daily Mass. Then I came to realize that no matter what time of day or night I entered the Blessed Sacrament Chapel to pray, more likely than not I would find others kneeling in earnest prayer already. Finally, the longing that I had felt in my body and soul for so long was starting to make sense: I was created to worship and adore Christ, and the most intimate way to do this was to receive Jesus in the Eucharist and spend time with Him in the Blessed Sacrament.
Anyway, enough from me – head on over to Faith and Family Live and read the article for yourself. God bless all of you this Tuesday morning!