As faith-filled Catholics, the best reverence and respect we can give Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament is the gold of our silence. Silence has a drawing quality. It literally draws our hearts to the silent Heart of our Eucharistic Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament. That's the whole reason why Jesus is in the tabernacle– not to be ignored, but to be adored!
Silence before Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament draws us to adore Jesus alone. It helps us realize that Jesus' Presence is more important than ours and deserves all our attention. It's just common sense when one realizes that first we owe our respect and reverence to God and not our neighbor. After all, we're only the creatures; but He is the Lord. That is why silence should be strictly observed; it is the best reverence and respect we can give Jesus, present in the Blessed Sacrament.
In the Garden of Gethsemani, before His crucifixion, Jesus asked His Apostles, " Could you not keep watch with me for one hour?" Spending one hour with Jesus thus became a tradition in the Church.BACK TO LIST