10. From the Book of LEVITICUS
aron’s sons Nadab and Abihu took their censers, put fire in them and added incense; and they offered unauthorized fire before the Lord, contrary to his command. So fire came out from the presence of the Lord and consumed them, and they died before the Lord. Moses then said to Aaron, “This is what the Lord spoke of when He said: “‘Among those who approach Me I will be proved Holy; in the sight of all the people I will be honored.” Aaron remained silent.
lEV 10, 1-3
10. The exposition of the Blessed Sacrament
God the Father: You read today the words from the Book of Leviticus, which say how Aaron should enter the Most Holy place before My face, so I would not punish him for his unworthiness, and so that My Holiness would not strike him, just as it happened with his sons. He had to conceal My Holiness in the thick smoke of incense burnt for My glory, and I ordered him to hide his unworthiness from Me through an additional washing and under the holy garments, with which I covered him. You can not comprehend your unworthiness because you lack the all-seeing sight of God. You must believe that no mortal is perfect before My face. I allow him to come before My face, but for this purpose he should arouse in himself great humility and sacred fear.
I will begin with My chosen sons, whom I have elevated to the priestly dignity. The ordination of the priest by itself does not make him perfect towards Me. He still remains a sinner, because the sacrament of ordination does not change his nature, which remains human and therefore sinful. Thus, for centuries, the Church has established a special rite for priests about how they should proceed towards Me, when they approach Me in the Blessed Sacrament. They should hide deeply the human frailty under the institution that I have given them. To this end, regulations have been implemented that My Holy Spirit, leading chosen and holy minds, established in the Church.
The Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament is something more than the accession of the priest before My face. The priest approaches Me and takes Me – God, in his hands. Such proximity was unthinkable to the priests of the Old Order. Now, when My Son has offered you His eternal presence, and in Him My eternal presence, God remains on Earth in the Most Holy Forms in a real and material way. The Most Holy Trinity is God in the mystery of His inseparability. In My Son and through My Son, you receive everything.
Now take a good look at how priests proceed with this most holy act. They approach Me thoughtlessly, touch Me unknowingly and leave without experiencing any deeper thought. Holy robes and incense smoke were not only supposed to protect Me against human unworthiness, but also to protect priests against their own sinfulness and the evil spirit, to whom the incense conceals holy things, including priestly souls, and whom its fragrance suffocates more than the sulfur fumes in Hell. Priestly garments: the cassock, the chasuble, the cape and the veil, like the tunic, the linen trousers, the belt and the tiara in the Old Order, protect the priest from his own weakness and inclination to evil. Holy garments are like an armor, which does not allow the evil spirit to gain access to the priestly soul. However, before putting them on, I have ordered Aaron an ablution. It is an external figure of an internal ablution through the holy confession, which they could not obtain. The priest, who dons the holy garments, should first wash to be clean and worthy of putting them on; and therefore his soul should be without blemish, which means that the priest is in a state of sanctifying grace. Then, the donning of holy garments makes him untouchable to the evil spirit, protects him and My Holiness from human sinfulness, so that the one who touches Me would remain pure in thoughts and heart during this most sacred act.
The event of the exposition of the Blessed Sacrament should be accompanied by particular reverence and praise, which would emphasize the importance of this act. Special prayers and sounds have been introduced for this purpose. These are not additional and arbitrary regulations, but regulations commanded from above by the Holy Spirit leading the Church. The sound of bells also scares off evil spirits and sanctifies the external part of this event. The same applies to the sound of bells or gong during the benediction with the Blessed Sacrament. As for the songs, My real presence is neglected and overlooked through them. I prefer silence to thoughtless singing of songs unsuitable for this event. The songs sang at that time should give praise to the mystery of My Divinity hidden under the holy forms. Singing songs with a different content is an affront to Me, even if the songs themselves were good and desirable in other circumstances. The singing of other songs also introduces unrest among the believers who, instead of kneeling, get up, walk or sit down, forgetting about My presence.
All these sacred regulations were meant to protect My real Divinity from being desecrated by human impurity, weakness and sinful nature. After all that, they also had a salutary effect on the souls of the faithful, teaching them due fear and respect towards Me. Thus, before you start to stigmatize the priests, look at yourselves. Do you approach yourselves this event with enough dignity? Are your souls clean? Are your clothes worthy of Me? Is this how you would like to look in the hour of death, standing in front of My throne face to face? Wouldn’t you then dress better for the meeting with Me? Faith in the real presence of God in the Blessed Sacrament is revealed in the holy and full of fear approach to the sacred liturgical activities. But also, through the holy celebration of the liturgy, is stimulated the faith not only of the believers but also of the priest himself. I bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen.
Translated from: Orędzia o czci i kulcie Boga, Grzechynia 2018, p. 75-81