The Eucharist gives me a sense of overwhelming peace, especially in a holy church like St. Joseph Shrine. I feel very blessed. The Eucharist truly is my medicine for both my body and soul. I am a wife and mother with terminal cancer. The Eucharist always, never failing, gives me a small but noticeable boost that seems to calm any fears, anxiety, and even physical pain. It really is a gift from God to be able to receive the Eucharist.
My three sons are altar servers, and being able to sit in the pews and see them grow in faith in front of my own eyes is one of the best gifts I could ever receive. When the priest brings communion to me, as I can not physically attend Mass at this time, it's still a family affair with my husband and children kneeling and praying along with him, which is just such a blessing!
I used to attend adoration every week in between dialysis and chemotherapy; that was always my fuel, if you will, to keep going, keep having faith no matter the outcome and to be grateful to God for what years, months, days and minutes I've already been blessed with. Having a very limited life expectancy, I am not afraid, for I know that God is with me in my heart, in the Mass, in adoration, and in the Eucharist. He is all around me!
Experience it for Yourself
Jesus is truly present. Jesus is always with you. Sit in his presence and open yourself up to his voice.