The word “Trinity” comes from the Latin noun “trinitas” meaning “three are one”. Throughout the Bible, God is presented as Father, Son and Holy Spirit. He is not three gods, but three persons in the one and only God.
Scripture presents the Father as the source of creation, the giver of life, and the God of the entire universe which belongs to Him. The Son is depicted as the image of the invisible God, the exact representation of his being and nature, and Jesus himself the Messiah. The Spirit is God in action: God reaching people, influencing them, regenerating them, infilling them and guiding them. All three are a tri-unity, inhabiting one another and working together to accomplish the Divine design in the universe.
Jesus, the Son of God, one of the three Divine persons of the Holy Trinity, became man, the Bread of Life. God is with us during the Holy Mass and He decided to be with us forever in the Eucharist in His living Body and Blood.
If we want to advance in the Divine Mercy devotion we will be drawn by the Lord to attend Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. This is the greatest treasure of our life, the Eucharist. The real presence of Jesus who is the Face of God. He is God made visible. He is the incarnation of mercy in the Host. Each time we attend Adoration He is saying from the altar from this sacred Host, “I love you, I love you, I love you and I will not stop loving you, I will love you forever.”
This is the reason we are asked by the Lord to come to Him if we are hungry, thirsty for love we should reach out to Him, because He is love. On occasion we may try to find love in the hearts of other people, but these people may let us down. And yet, if we find ourselves sad or disappointed, the real love is God and His love is guaranteed for sure because He died for us. He is ready to die for us once again.
We are longing for God and we should come to the Lord and ask him to fill our hearts with the spirit of mercy. “Give me the spirit of Mercy, You are the Messiah. Fill my heart with your Divine presence.” We know our souls cannot be satisfied by any of the treasures of life. There is something more that we are longing for and this is the presence of God who is love.
St Faustina often spent hours in front of the Blessed Sacrament; she loved praying and received many graces during Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament. The Lord said to her, “I know what is going on in your life, I am delighted it is very pleasing to me when you talk to me about all the details of your life.” This is what we should do when we attend Eucharistic Adoration. God knows what’s in our hearts. God knows what’s on our minds. He knows us very well and every aspect of our lives. We should open our hearts and talk to Jesus about our family, our worries, our plans, our disappointments, about everything. It is good to understand that a short time or an hour with Jesus is not a waste of time. We can fill these moments of Adoration by talking to the Lord about the simple daily things in life and the Lord will talk to us.
A small piece of advice which may help for a good Eucharistic Adoration is to divide the Holy Hour into four parts. Th e fi rst 15 minutes can be in thanksgiving and praising God, expressing our gratitude to Jesus. Th e next quarter can be asking for pardon and saying you are sorry for your sins and the sins of your family, your country and the sins of the whole world. Th e third quarter is to listen to God by sitting in His presence and say, “Lord speak to me.” Some thoughts or ideas could come to our mind or maybe a quotation from the Bible and during that time we can read the Bible or the Diary of St Faustina. Th ere could be times when we feel we cannot hear the Lord and He is not speaking to us. Sometimes it could be one hour or even the day has elapsed aft er Eucharistic Adoration and we will discover something which has been revealed to us during the Adoration but it could be sometime later that we realise this. Finally, we ask the Lord for what we need, so we place our requests in front of him.
Father Piotr Prusakiewicz, CSMA