Adoration Builds Relationship with God
By Greg Zambrano
Our ultimate goal is to be with God in heaven. It is the purpose of our creation. The Baltimore Catechism says, “God made me to know him, to love him and to serve him in this world, and to be happy with him forever in the next.”
St. Paul 2 Corinthians 12 speaks about visions and revelations of the Lord. Also, he mentions of being in the third heaven and hearing ineffable things which no one may utter.
This tells me that heaven must be greater than our imagination could ever fathom. We must wait until we get there to see for ourselves. It may be a hard goal to work for – especially since this is a lifetime goal with no specific details.
It is difficult to love and know God on blind faith alone.
I have been married almost 20 years now, and marriage is hard. Kids are a lot of fun, but being a good father is not always easy. It takes a lot of work and extraordinary effort to be a family man and complete everything necessary for myself and the good of everyone in the family.
I do my best to be a good example through my behavior to others and especially my children, but I don’t quite know all the heavenly details. The answer is, for me, that we all need to get to heaven because God created us. Complete happiness is not obtainable without God.
It took me a while, but I figured out that the easiest way to get there is to act like you are there already. In adoration, I am with God. From religious sisters, I was taught to sit still as long as I could in front of Jesus in the Most Blessed Sacrament; sit still and get to know him. If God made me to know and love him, adoration is the place to be. As I got to know him, my soul has been at such peace. A relationship grew as did my love for God.
This constant encounter with Christ in adoration reminds me to serve him in this world as a husband and a father.
“I have not yet been to heaven, but today God stared at me and I stared back in adoration. One day when the veil is taken away, I will be home.”