When Elijah took shelter in a cave on Mt Horeb, the Lord’s Mountain, the word of the Lord came to him and asked, “Why are you here Elijah?” The Lord then invited Elijah to come out of the cave and stand before Him on the mountain. Elijah came out of the cave when he “heard a light silent” sound. Then Elijah knew he was in the presence of the Lord. He received a mission from the Lord, and then he set out to accomplish the mission. (cf. 1 Kgs 19:8-18) Elijah had to make a retreat. He had to wait for the Lord. When the Lord came, Elijah listened to him, and he set out to do the Lord’s will. The Lord always came to Elijah when he was in need. The Lord told Elijah where to go to meet him. The Lord Jesus asks us to come to Him in the Eucharist. That is where we meet Him. Many people came to Jesus and fell at His feet. They came to intercede for someone they loved. They came to ask Jesus for healing and life. (cf. Mk 5:22; 7:25; Mt 15:30; Lk 7:38: Jn 11:32) When Martha’s sister Mary sat at the feet of Jesus while Martha was doing other things, she asked Jesus to tell her sister to help her, but Jesus replied, “Martha, Martha, you are anxious and worried about many things. There is need of only one thing. Mary has chosen the better part and it will not be taken from her.” (Lk 10:41-42) St. Benedict had the monastic rule of life Ora et labora, that is Pray and work. You must pray and work in your life. Both are given to us by God, but remember, “No one can serve two masters. He will either hate one and love the other, or be devoted to one and despise the other. You cannot serve God and mammon.” (Mt 6:24) I invite you to hear the “light silent sound” and sit at the feet of Jesus in Adoration on Mondays and Fridays. I would like to start this on Monday, September 13th with Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament after the 8 am Mass and Benediction at 8 pm. This is a tentative start date since we need to find out how many people are willing to commit to coming. The hours will depend on how many sign-ups. If Adoration goes well then in October on the First Friday into First Saturday I would like to try and have all-night Adoration which would end before the celebration of an 8 am Mass on First Saturday. This could begin in October. Look for more information in future bulletins and Mass announcements.


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