My Encounter with Jesus Changed my Life – Fr John Keane

I remember one Sunday, when I was a child at Sunday Mass with my parents, I was looking at three girls of my own age at the other side of the Church, to see which one I fancied the most, so that tells enough about how disengaged I was with the Mass.  My father gave me a little tap on the shoulder to tell me to concentrate on the Mass, but I did not. 

For me Jesus was a distant figure in my life, so my faith was dead.  I became seriously ill and was in hospital for eleven months without ever leaving.  One day I was so upset, in anger I shouted at Jesus for being so cruel to me and giving me all this suffering.  It turned out to be the beginning of a powerful transformation in my life, because from that moment, I began falling bit by bit more in love with Jesus, as I began chatting to Him and telling Him everything that was on my mind.  It was the beginning of a very intimate personal relationship with Jesus which grows deeper every day. 

I am full of inner joy and precious peace because I have Jesus as my best friend and He is my everything.  When I am alone with Jesus as I rest in the tenderness of His loving arms my heart beat and the heart beat of Jesus beat as one.  It is awesome beyond compare to have Jesus as my best friend and most intimate companion for the journey of life – it is genuinely so exciting.

Jesus our most precious friend is living powerfully in our time through His life giving presence in the Eucharist.  It is a genuine priceless gift to have Jesus truly present in the Eucharist at Eucharistic Adoration.  There Jesus waits for us to come to Him.  As we sit with Jesus we fall more and more in love with Him.  To be alone with Jesus exposed before us in Adoration is a joy beyond compare as we let His healing rays flow from His Eucharistic Presence into the very depth of our hearts.  As we sit in silence with Jesus in Eucharistic Adoration we fall more and more in love with Him our greatest lover.  To be alone with Jesus in Adoration is to be alone with your greatest lover and most intimate friend and that relationship grows deeper and deeper every day.  As we grow closer to His Heart of love our heart beat and His Heart beat become one as we come into a very intimate personal relationship with Him.  My encounter with Jesus in a very intimate personal relationship with Him changed my life forever – it will change yours too.