Ministry Tip of the Week
Recall the expression, "One bad apple spoils the whole bunch." It's a warning against hanging around the wrong people, and it gets to the heart of a spiritual principle: because we're spiritual beings, we affect one another by our very presence.
Have you ever noticed that older couples often begin to resemble one another? This isn't always the case but, when it does happen, it's not because they're somehow blending their DNA and taking on one another's features. It's because their spirits have been so affected by each other that their emotional and psychological reactions and gestures have become strangely similar. As this happens, their face muscles create near-identical facial expressions (making them look like each other). Fascinating!
What's my point? Get people to adoration.
Jesus, truly present in the Eucharist, affects us by his very presence. The spiritual truth is no different, only the power of his presence is more effective. People change people. Adoration is the most powerful way I know to become like Jesus. The more we are with him, the more we're bound to become like him. Even if we don't realize it's happening, even if we're closed to faith, it's happening. There's a spiritual truth at work... because he's really present.