Visits to Jesus in the Tabernacle
One of our duties to Our Lord in the Blessed Sacrament is, evidently, to visit Him; for it is not for nothing that He deigns to remain in permanent residence among us; and the hearing of Mass on Sundays and holydays, in which He comes and goes, can hardly be called a visit to our neighbor of the Eucharist.
We ought to visit Him more frequently, and our visits ought to be made not only from a sense of duty, but also from motives of love and delight. Yet sometimes the Tenant of the Tabernacle would seem to be the only neighbor with whom we are hardly on visiting terms, or, at least, the house of God would seem to be the only house in the parish where we pay none but duty calls.
If we remembered and realized that the Blessed Sacrament is a person and not a thing, our duty in this respect would stand out more clearly in our minds. Often enough we have an unpleasant experience on our visits to our common acquaintances, but never on our visits to Jesus in His sacrament of love. (Lasance, Rev. F. X. My Prayer Book. Benziger Brothers, 1908.)