To the testimony of her word, the Church adds that of her example and faithful practice.

As John the Baptist, after having pointed out the Messiah, cast himself at His feet in order to attest his lively faith, so the Church consecrates a solemn worship, her entire worship, to the adorable Presence of Jesus whom she shows us in the Most Blessed Sacrament. She adores Jesus Christ as God present and hidden in the Sacred Host. She renders to Him the honor due to God alone, prostrating before the Most Blessed Sacrament as does the celestial court before the majesty of God. Here there is no distinction. Great and small, monarchs and subjects, priests and laity, all fall instinctively on their knees before the God of the Eucharist. It is the good God! The Church is not satisfied with attesting to her faith by adoration. She joins thereto public and brilliant honors. Her splendid basilicas are the expression of her faith in the Most Blessed Sacrament. She does not wish to build tombs, but temples, a heaven on earth, in which her Saviour will find a throne worthy of Him.

With jealous and delicate care, the Church has laid down laws for even the least details connected with the worship of the Holy Eucharist. She entrusts to none the care of honoring her Divine Spouse because everything Is great, everything is important, everything is divine when there is a question of Jesus Christ present. She wishes that all that nature has the purest, all that there is most precious in the world should be consecrated to the royal service of Jesus. In her worship, everything has a relation to this Mystery, everything has a spiritual and heavenly sense, everything possesses some virtue, contains some grace. How powerfully the solitude, the silence of her temples, contribute to the recollection of the soul! How fervently we exclaim at the sight of a congregation of devout adorers before the tabernacle: "There is more than Solomon here, more than an angel!" Jesus Christ is here before whom every knee bends in heaven, on earth, and in hell. Before Jesus Christ in the Most Blessed Sacrament, all grandeur is eclipsed, all holiness is humbled and annihilated.

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