What is love?
Scriptures tell us God is love, but what does that mean to you? When you love someone, you desire to be with them in their presence. Jesus did just that. He gave Himself to us so that we can be with Him forever. There is a real crisis in the Church. 70% of Catholics do not believe that Jesus is present in the Blessed Sacrament. This is the biggest issue the Church faces. Without the belief in the True Presence, we lose the very foundation of our Faith. As humans, we often forget we are betrothed to sin and death- it is only through Christ’s ransom that we are saved in the Sacraments, but we must accept it. We must welcome Christ into our hearts. Love is not forced- God cannot force us to love Him, because that is not truly loving. We must see our brokenness, see our need for God’s love which comes to us most readily in His own Body, and truly desire Him. That was the greatest act of love- God gave fully of Himself, everything He had for our own sake so that we would not die but live. So again, what is love? He is love. The fullness of love is with us.
This is the same Jesus who healed the leper, the blind man, and the cripple. This is the same Jesus who came down from Heaven to be born of Our Blessed Mother so that he might call us brothers and sisters. This is the same Jesus who, by death, trampled death. This is the same Jesus whose love knew no bounds- he has transcended time and space to be here with you tonight in the Most Blessed Sacrament. He has already done all of the hard work. All you have to do is say “here is my heart Lord, speak.”