Our world appreciates the flash of youth, meteoric talent, passing beauty, fading success, and dated power. It does not, however, respect eventual agedness, the loss of dexterity, gray's and wrinkles, misfortune and failure, or kings and queens who've lost their crown. Many a man and woman, once a part of the crowd, finds themselves sitting alone 'under the fig tree' looking for the salvation of being noticed as a vital, capable, and beautiful human person.
Yet, not holding their breathe til the world notices, the faithful Catholic tastes and sees the Savior who alone appreciates their vital, capable, and beautiful humanity.
Now let's juxtapose Eucharistic adoration with almost any worldly setting and you will find a Savior held captive, willingly, in not only our adoration of Him, but His transcendent patience for us! Think about it. Job interviews, for instance, are exercises in superficial human dialogue. Both sides cry, 'Look at me, I'm wonderful.' Now, in contrast, remember sitting in front of our Eucharistic Lord and recall all the requests, complaints, moans, cries--and throw in a few thank you's--never forgetting Jesus' eternally persistent patience and Love in, not only, reception, but spiritual blessing--all without a pinch of human superficiality.
Once again, remember the hustle and bustle of the supermarket, with rude cart pushers, and indifferent stock clerks, and impatient in-the-cashier-line-customers, and compare this to the Jesus who sits quietly, and humbly, and Mercifully, in that little wafer, saving all those lost and lonely souls we wrestle with every day. In a world that is too busy to recognize the dignity of each and every human person, Jesus humbly allows Himself to be captured in bread and wine, turned Body and Blood, so that the lost and forgotten can realize remembrance in Him!
For in Communion with the vital, capable and beautiful Jesus, we are realized in Him! Alleluia!