“We adore you, O Christ, and we bless you, because by your holy cross you have redeemed the world”Spending time with my God daughter the other day I was reminded of what true adoration is. She ran up to me and put her two hand around my face holding it. Together we made that connection like that of a child to a parent. Not having a child of my own this was very special. What I related it to was the experience of euckirestic adoration, that prelude to the summit to come in the beatific vision. I might be making this simple moment sound too dramatic but I think God works very big in little things. My favorite painting at the Museum of fine Arts Boston is a painting by Rosso Fiorentino, Dead Christ with Angels. When I worked at the museum as a gallery guard I would sit in front of the painting analyzing the details. Then I’d stop and in my mind I would proclaim with sublime joy “ecce homo” behold the man. Right there in the art museum I adored Christ. Over five hundred years later, after Fiorentino was move by the Holy spirit I reach across time to pray.
Written in January 2012