I Have Never Felt Such a Joy Before
October 15, 1993, it was midnight—the beginning of the 15th of October—when I felt a very strong calling to go and pray before Our Lord. (There is a chapel nearby which has a seven-day-a-week, twenty-four-hour Exposition of the Blessed Sacrament.) I went to the chapel and knelt before Our Lord for about forty-five minutes. It was during this time that I was filled with such a great joy. I almost could not get up—my soul desired to continue to kneel before Him. The joy continued to grow in my heart to the point of overflowing. (This is the best way I can describe it.) It was then Our Lord spoke. Each word was powefully felt within me, as if time began to move slower.
He said, “It is here that I wish for you to come and rest. It is here that I will refresh you. Tell Me that you love Me to make up for the ingratitude of so many of My children in the world.”
At this point I began to say over and over again very slowly, “I love you, Jesus, I love you, Jesus … “ I have never felt such a joy before. I wanted to be with Him for hours in that moment. I continued to kneel for a while more, telling Jesus that I loved Him and asking Him to have mercy on me and on all the world.
(Taken from My Daily Eucharist II by Joan Carter McHugh, and an excerpt contained there from Open Your Hearts, Messages from Our Lord Jesus and His Blessed Mother, by Michael McColgan.)