St. Teresa of Avila said seeing Jesus in the Eucharist is like seeing Jesus with the 12 apostles. In fact some people envy the 12 apostles because they saw Jesus and walked with him daily.
Fr. Benedict Zimmerman’s commentary on St. Teresa’s Minor Works explaines, that she saw the Body of our Lord Jesus Christ in the most Blessed Eucharist so clearly with her mental sight, illuminated by faith, that she said she had no reason to envy those who had seen Him with their bodily eyes.
Many saints had this faith in Jesus’ Real Presence in the Blessed Sacrament.
St. Teresa and other saints knew in their hearts, minds, and souls that Jesus was present in the consecrated host and that his Eucharistic presence was equivalent to his presence in Jerusalem 2,000 years ago.
Before the Eucharist, it’s harder to hear Jesus’ voice in our hearts, but He’s still there.
St. Teresa’s faith reminds us that we can visit Jesus in a special way each day before the Blessed Sacrament, even if we think we can’t.