I am Catholic and I enjoy adoration's on Thursdays when I able to get to church.
I view adoration as special, something to do when I have an extra few minutes on Thursdays or need extra prayer time.
I was talking to a protestant friend and he said something very peculiar to me. It has me going hmmm? He said to an outsider it is as if we took Christ and locked him in a glass display unit. I responded that Jesus is not locked up. That was the end of the conversation. But it did get me thinking.
Today when I was leaving work I walked in front of the church that has Thursday adoration. I didn't go to adoration but I crossed myself and started thinking about Jesus in the chapel in the monstrance. It got me thinking about Jesus being locked up on display. I enjoy adoration and I don't think we should stop adoration but his comment had me thinking.
anyone have thoughts on this? *no catholic bashing please*
Answer by whittear at 6:54 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
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Answer by Anonymous at 6:03 PM on Sep. 24, 2009
I understand Kattykitten that you don't want any bashing, but sadly I will be willing to bet that eventually this post will go downhill with anon posters... I hope not.
I've always loved adoration. I don't consider Jesus as being locked up and on display, but I guess I can see where an outsider would think that. Technically Jesus is everywhere. Most of the things we Catholics use during prayer are there as visuals and reminders that He is constantly with us. Adoration is really no different in that respect, at least IMO.
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