Thursday, June 19, 2008

Adore Jesus June 19

"Adore Jesus through Jesus Himself;
that is the most perfect adoration.
He is both
God and Man,
your Savior and Brother."

St. Peter Julian Eymard


Anonymous said...

Thursday is traditionally devoted to the Blessed Sacrament so seeing this beautiful card today brings such joy and a reminder to try and make a visit to Jesus today.

Diane S.

Anonymous said...

Hi, Micki and friends.

I'm wondering how you "understand" this card. It looks nice to me, but I'm not sure who is depicted and what is taking place.

I see the lilies, the chalice (or ciborium), the altar cloth (?), and the tabernacle door (?). I see a child, but don't know if it is a boy or girl. I don't think that it is Jesus, because there is no halo.

The child's arms are extended, but what is he/she trying to do? I'm pretty puzzled.

Thanks for your help.

Anonymous said...

thank you, micki, for adding the item, in the upper left corner of your blog, to suggest that your visitors often stop by my "saints of the day and blesseds of the day" site.

i try to keep the site in good shape and up-to-date, and it has an internal search. it has a link back to your blog, so I hope that you too will have more visitors, especially after I further spread the word about my site.


Holy_Card_Lover_2 said...

Beautiful Holy Card, Micki, as always!


Anonymous said...

John, I don't know for sure but I think the child in the picture represents each one of us souls and Jesus is there inside the tabernacle---we look at Him, our arms extended, with love and wonder and certainly He is gazing back at us in His Hidden Presence.

Diane S.

He Gently Calls Us said...

Lovely card and interesting that my website today also has a quote from St. Peter Julian Eymard and features an image of the Eucharist. I love coming here each day and discovering what you have chosen to post.

When I look at this card I think the child is reaching for the gift of Jesus in the Eucharist, ready to embrace Him in the Real Presence. There is a subtle sense of need or urgency, maybe a spiritual hunger in the child.

I think it is a very poignant portrayal of the awesomeness of the gift that Jesus gave us, as well as our need for the spiritual nourishment and renewal that we can find in the sacrament of the Eucharist. What a blessing!


Anonymous said...

Without knowing any facts about this image, I imagine that the child is Jesus in an eternal and intimate and private 'moment' with His Mother and Father - outside the realm of time where all truth is simultaneously present. And I think His posture is one of offering a gift, rather than receiving. If not Jesus, it could also be imagined that the child is any person, any age, in a state of childlikeness - in company with the same Father and Mother, offering a gift. I, too, am interested in everyone's thoughts. Sincerely, AspiringFOOL (FriendOfOurLord)

Anonymous said...

p.s. I forgot to add that, along the same lines of thinking, the child could also be Mary. AspiringFOOL (FriendOfOurLord)

Joey's Brigade said...

Oh my!!!!!!!!

gina elizabeth

Joey's Brigade said...

I see this card as what Jesus said, Unless you are like a little child... How adoringly this little child welcomes her Jesus in the Tabernacle... all the faith... all the love without reserve and question. A deep loving faithful embrase from a child to our Lord.. the best kind of love there is ... uncoditional, unreserved, no pretenses.

Gina Elizabeth

Micki said...

Thank you all for your comments.
I myself think that this is a picture of a child (the one inside of all of us) coming to her beloved Jesus in the tabernacle...arms outstretched to give Him a hug, as we would hug all those we love.

Anonymous said...

Thanks, everyone, for reflecting (mentally and verbally) on the image. You have really helped me.


Anonymous said...

This was interesting, Micki. I, too, was helped by the ideas shared. I have a question for John.
John - what do you think, what has come to you, will you tell us? (...realizing that imagination and conclusion evolve and grow.)