When we ask our “Humans of SteubySTL” what their favorite part of Steubenville is, almost universally the response is, “Adoration on Saturday night!”
When reflecting on Adoration, I’m tempted to write, “something special happens.” But that’s not true. We can’t simplify this into a simple cliché. It’s not something– it’s Someone.
Adoration on Saturday is never the same. As a youth minister, I’ve had numerous conversations with teens who, after a profound prayer experience, come to me disappointed when they don’t have an equally-profound, life-changing, overwhelming experience the next time in prayer. Continue reading
Listen to Brice from LEAD share about a powerful experience she had during Adoration.
“I looked up at the monstrance, and I locked eyes with my Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ.”
Tonight, before Adoration, Katie challenged each of us to respond to Jesus’ question to each of us: “What do you want me to do for you?”
Jesus first posed that question to Bartimaeus. Bartimaeus was a blind man without a future, sitting on the side of the road, when he heard that Jesus would be passing by. He had the courage to abandon any fear of judgment and simply cried out to Jesus. He begged the Lord to come to him, to help him see. When Jesus came to Bartimaeus, He asked the blind man what he wanted. Bartimaeus’ response was simple: “Master, I want to see.” Immediately, Jesus healed him.