The part from the book: 33 meditations by the author Tomislav Ivančić

Before the Tabernacle

The course of the meditation: Go to the church or chapel where the Tabernacle with the Blessed Sacrament is. Sit or kneel on a pew. Look into the „eternal light“. May it help you realize that Jesus is here and waiting for you. Calmly, breathing lightly, look in the direction of the Tabernacle. Let the silence and mysterious presence overwhelm you. Stay like that for a while without a word. After that, greet Jesus friendly. He understands your language. Bow to him. Ask him; tell him you are here and why you came. Be completely simple, without any pious „etiquette“, be present to Jesus, direct.  Give Jesus your sins first. Then your wounds, fears, pains, desires. Can you give him your whole life? The most important thing is not to stop at the light, the altar and the host, but to break through to the living Jesus. It really is him personally. Look at him with the eyes of the soul. May only faith in his words that he is there keep you. You will soon experience it, his Spirit will make it possible. Listen to Jesus speak to you. Stay as long as Jesus wants you to…

The Eucharistic presence of Jesus Christi is a particularly privileged place of meditation. Jesus is God, but also man. It is, therefore, not only divine but also his human presence in a special, somehow condensed way. The same Jesus, the man from Nazareth, with his human body – although resurrected – is present there.

His entire work of saving humanity is there in action. The Tabernacle is an extension of Holy Mass. The whole Church is visibly or invisibly present there.

The Eucharist is the centre of the Church and her source. There Jesus waits, longs for man to redeem him, to set him free, and to enable a believer to witness and proclaim. There is Jesus, who understands our language, knows our circumstances, knows you by name. Jesus, who wants us to feed on him and become his Body. The mystery in which his Blood is poured out into ours, his Body becomes ours.

The Eucharist is a treasure to stand before and abosrb. Whoever decides to meditate before the Eucharistic Jesus Christ will return home born again every day. He will be loaded and abundant with Jesus.

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Tomislav Ivančić (EJ)
He was born in Davor in 1938. After studying philosophy and theology in Zagreb and Rome, he was ordained a priest of the Zagreb Archdiocese in 1966. After achieving a master's degree in philosophy and a doctorate in theology from the Pontifical Gregorian University in Rome, he returned to Zagreb in 1971, where he became a professor at the Catholic Faculty of Theology, University of Zagreb. He is the head of the Chair of Fundamental Theology, and was one of the editors of the Theological Review. Areas of his scientific work are philosophy, theology and literature. He explores the relationship between philosophy and theology, faith and science, atheism and religiosity, revelation and faith, the Church and ecclesial communities, Christianity and religion, the phenomenon of sects and issues of theological epistemology. His special field of interest is the study of man's existential-spiritual dimension, where he discovers the way of modern evangelization and the necessity of the development of spiritual medicine, which, along with somatic and psychological, is indispensable in the complete healing of man, especially in the healing of spiritual diseases and addictions. For this purpose, he developed the method of hagiotherapy and founded in 1990 in Zagreb the Center for Spiritual Help, of which he is the head. From 1971, in addition to working at the faculty, he was a student religious teacher in Zagreb, the initiator of the prayer movement within the Church of the Croats, the founder of a religious society called the Prayer and Word Community(MiR), and the leader of numerous seminars for spiritual renewal and evangelization at home and abroad. After completing his studies and scientific doctorate in fundamental theology at ... (Read more at