Tomorrow I have the great honor of facilitating XLT, or Exalt. Adoration, praise and worship of our Lord and Savior present body, blood, soul and divinity in the Eucharist.
I think of the shepherd tending their sheep. Was the birth of this king, like taking an exit ramp to see the world's largest ball of twine? No. They didn't breeze through, stop, look, snap a photo and move on. They didn't say, okay check, we saw him can we go now? They didn't nudge one another and ask how long should the stay.
How long did they stay?
minutes, hours, days
How long could be long enough? How did they pull themselves away? How do you go back to work after an experience of God in the flesh?
I find myself every week, longing to stay in the Mass. Longing for Jesus, to stay in His presence. Why would I ever want to leave. What could the world hold for me that could tear me away? Nothing. I