Be still and know that I am God

'Be Still and Know that I am God'

Overlooking London from the 13th floorOverlooking London from the 13th floor

Although I’ve spent over twenty-five years at it I am not sure I quite know how to speak about 'Adoration of the Blessed Sacrament'. Maybe it is because the Eucharist seems a mystery that is just too big to limit to simple formulas.

I sit in the small chapel in our apartment.  The noises of the neighborhood are the background music for my prayer.

At this little moment of history I don’t need to look out the window to know that someone from across the street has just gone out.  Their gate has a sound all its own, not to be confused with the gate next door.  There are familiar voices with names and stories, there are boom boxes and kids on roller skates and bikes.  I am connected to these people with whom I share a little piece of this world.  Together we are the Body of Christ.