But you don’t need to go anywhere special, or travel any long distance, in order to find something spiritual or wonderful. You don’t have to have visions or recite long prayers or even take upon yourself extra pious practices or hard penances or strange devotions. Neither do you have read certain books or listen to sermons or be with anyone at all to have your soul refreshed and strengthened, enlightened and renewed, bathed in God’s light and given a deeper knowledge of His Christ. No, all you have to do is visit Jesus: Visit Him in the Tabernacle, or in the Chapel, or on the Altar - or all three, if it is God’s will. It is enough to visit Him for a hour, though you may stay longer, especially if you feel the Lord is asking you to stay longer. Visit Jesus and look upon Him; you do not have to speak or read or pray or contemplate; it is simply enough to be with Him, to be in His company and He in yours. Let His joy and peace fill you, let Him come into your heart spiritually. He longs to be with you, He eagerly desires to see you; He loves you dearly, He who betrothed your soul at baptism. Jesus is the full spiritual benefit of the Church; every other grace and blessing and spiritual thing - all of which proceed from Him - is but a pale shadow compared to Him. Go to your Lord and God, for He is there, waiting for you. He will listen to you, He will understand you, He will let you rest your head against His Heart and make all of your troubles, fears, doubts, and worries disappear. The Lord thirsts for you so greatly that on the Cross His lips were parched and He said “I thirst!”; I know that you, too, thirst for Him.