Ok so to set the scenario. I go to a 24/7 adoration for an hour once or twice a week.
What I mean by a 24/7 Adoration is that in a side area of the church there is a room for Adoration. People from the community volunteer to stay with the Eucharist at all times. So it is never left alone for obvious reasons. People do an hour then the next person comes in and does their Hour and so on so forth. There is also a keypad on the door and you have to know the combination to get in.
Basically my question is, in this scenario what should I do;
In Adoration, for whatever reason a man has gotten in and he wishes to do harm and/or steal the Eucharist. What is my obligation as a Catholic? Obviously I would try to defuse the situation with words at first. But if that didn’t work and it came down to it am I permitted to use physical violence to stop the man from taking it?
As a Catholic man I can proudly say that I would lay down my life for the Lord and give it willingly if he asked for it!
But in this case what do people think, is it right for me to put my life in danger to try and save the Eucharist from this man who wishes to steal it or damage it? Or should I just let him take it to make sure no one got hurt?(I’d like peoples thoughts on the scenario where I am alone and also the scenario where there is also a Woman there doing her ‘hour’)
Would the Lord want me to lay down my life for that cause or would he want me to let the man take what is not his?
I would like to hear from people more than just “Call the police”, that is something I would do immediately given the chance. But I am referring to the immediate situation before the Police have time to get there.
Thanks for taking the time to read this.
God Bless and have a Happy Easter!
P.S. I am a 24 year old man.