This Danger of "Eucharistic Separation"
To God be the glory.
St. Joseph and Mother Mary, Models of Eucharistic Adoration
It was St. Bernard of Clairvaux who spoke of the "three comings of Christ." As people today focus so much on the end times, there is much talk about the "Second Coming of Christ," that is, "when Christ shall come/ with shout of acclamation," and take His Church home, as it says in the old song.
Yet, St. Bernard (doctor of the Church, doctor mellifluus) said that, in actual fact, Jesus has already come a second time in the Most Blessed Sacrament. It is the fulfillment of His promise, "behold I am with you all days, even to the consummation of the world." (Matt. 28:20) When Jesus comes again, it will be a kind of "third coming," since He is already here, with His people in His true self.
Mother Mary and St. Joseph, of course, are the greatest models of Eucharistic adoration. Although St. Joseph did not live long enough to see the Last Supper of the Lord, and the Institution of the Eucharist, the saints conclude that all the time he spent devoted to Jesus as He was growing up, sharing life with Him, is a type of what we are now able to do by God's grace. Mother Mary, too, spent countless hours with the Person of Jesus...this is our blessed opportunity when we spend time with Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament. St. Peter Julian Eymard (below) called St. Joseph "the perpetual adorer" :
"Among the graces which Jesus gave to His foster-father is that special to an adorer of the Blessed Sacrament. That is the one we must ask of St. Joseph. Have confidence, strong confidence in him. Take him as the patron and the model of your life of adoration." (link)
Let us invoke the prayers of Our Lady of the Blessed Sacrament (May 13) and St. Joseph, that the doors of the Church be opened once again, and God's people receive and adore the Most Blessed Sacrament worthily.