We let our visitors’ chapel repainted these past few days. The former paint was dark gray. All of us agreed that it looked so drab and gloomy. The lighting was also not so ideal that the whole atmosphere in the visitors’ chapel seemed unwelcoming. We then decided to have it repainted and have the lights changed into brighter ones.
Due to the ongoing work, we reposed the Blessed Sacrament and closed the tabernacle. We prayed the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) in the recreation room, except for Lauds (Morning Prayer) and for the daily Holy Mass. Our chapel was closed to the public during these days.
We kept Adoration in a kind of side chapel just beside the sanctuary. The moment I went in for my adoration, I felt at home right away. It looked and felt so cozy. Besides Jesus (in the small monstrance) was so near that I could actually touch him if I want to. (But of course, I did not.) It felt also so private because the big curtain separating this small temporary abode and the main sanctuary was drawn.
Naturally, this was only temporary. Now that the work is finished and the visitors’ chapel looks bright and welcoming, we are back to our chapel for the Divine Office (Liturgy of the Hours) and we continue keeping adoration before our Lord in the Most Blessed Sacrament enthroned in a beautiful in the monstrance sanctuary. Here, it also felt so right. For wherever the Lord is, there is the right place for us!