Tuesday, August 23, 2011


At Adoration yesterday, deep in thought with Christ, I noticed a gleaming shine in two places in my sight.  One was the monstrance, where the Holy Eucharist was displayed; the other was on my own hand. My wedding band seemed to match the golden monstrance made to enhance and protect Christ's body in the humble form of bread.

When the monstrance is displayed on the Altar it represents something very special, it is the throne of Christ during Adoration.  It is the symbol of Christ's love and redeeming care for us. Time spent in Adoration to Christ has proven time and time again to be beneficial in strengthening the love and hope of the believer.  During Adoration, we reach out to God, trusting Him, loving Him, and letting Him know this with our time and heart.
My wedding band is displayed on my hand to represent something very special.  It is a symbol of the unending love and devotion I have for my husband.  Time spent with my husband proves time and time again to be beneficial in strengthening our love and hope for the future.  Together with Christ, we reach out to God, trusting and loving Him, and allowing Him to work through our marital bond to bring life and love into the world.

Gold from the Altar to my own hand, the connection of my devotion to Christ and to my husband; both the monstrance and my wedding bands are sacramentals that represent the most amazing thing in the world......... love.

1 comment:

Antonella said...

I have discovered marriage as a sacrament only after my conversion, at the age of fifty. While I thank God every day for this gift, I regret having spoiled what could have been a wonderful life.I'm not saying that my husband wasn't responsible for this too, but...who would have known...in Christ I had the ability to change our interaction!
Our story is on my blog, under the page "Witness to CL - My conversion Story) God bless you,
Antonella Garofalo