Beads of Joy 10-14-10
Before God With A Mediator
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
It's All About Jesus - Ask Mary 4/5
Yet another day of this fantastic series compliments of St. Louis de Montfort. Today we are reflecting thoughts about "It's More Humble to have an Intermediary With Christ." A very insightful principle, I pray that this series is touching your heart and soul, and you are feeling even more drawn to our Lady, who in turn will draw you to Jesus. This is well explained by St Louis, that in the approach of a King or Ruler in the world; we would not approach such a person of such power alone. We would seek out a mediator to speak for us. Same with God, we humbly approach Him, knowing we are certainly unworthy. That is why Jesus is our mediator. Look at also how wonderfully St Louis de Montfort see our Blessed Mother also as our mediator, "..let us implore without fear the help and intercession of Mary, our Mother. She is kind, she is tender, and there is nothing harsh or forbidding about her, nothing too sublime or too brilliant. When we see her, we see our own human nature at its purest. She is not the sun, dazzling our weak sight by the brightness of its rays. Rather, she is fair and gentle as the moon, which receives its light from the sun and softens it and adapts it to our limited perception. She is so full of love that no one who asks for her intercession is rejected, no matter how sinful he may be."
Now take a look at this, this is probably one of the key talking points I have used so many times through the years, in regards to our praying to the Blessed Mother. Oh how it gets misinterpreted so much. Today's principle, clearly outlines many details to help us better understand Mary's role in being our mediator to reach out to her Son. Isn't all this week so special with how important Mary is in our lives? Check this out, see how St. Louis sums up this principle, "All this is taken from St. Bernard and St. Bonaventure. According to them, we have three steps to take in order to reach God. The first, nearest to us and most suited to our capacity, is Mary; the second is Jesus Christ; the third is God the Father. To go to Jesus, we should go to Mary, our mediatrix of intercession. To go to God the Father, we must go to Jesus, our Mediator of redemption." Let's embrace Mary even more than we ever have before knowing that she isn't in this for herself, but rather to bring us to her Son.
Mary My Mother
Mary I come to you with open arms
I ask you to show me your Son,
You grab my hand with gentleness
And lead me to where He said, "It's done."
The place she brings us is to the cross
We arrive upon our knees before Him,
We adore our Lady for being with us
And to Jesus we repent of our sin.
Precious Mother that I love and adore
You light a spark inside my soul,
You are the only woman I love the most
For you are far more precious than gold.
Thank you Mary for all you do
For staying at my side,
I love Mary, but this you know
For my love for you I can't hide.
So let us embrace Mary with a sincere, loving heart. And pray that Rosary like never before. She knows we love her Son, she knows we adore Him, she knows He means everything to us. Now let us Mary to step in and assist us as we approach her Son. She is a our mediator to Jesus, just as Jesus is our mediator before God. Our dear precious blessed Mother, has the greatest of intentions to bring us to her Son. Praise Jesus for bringing His most precious Mother into our lives. Here is one prayer I really enjoy. Those who pray the Rosary know it well. This is a wonderful "Intercessory Prayer" for us to pray to Our Lady.
THE SALVE REGINA (Hail Holy Queen):
Hail Holy Queen, Mother of Mercy, our life our sweetness and our hope. To thee do we cry, poor banished children of Eve; To thee do we send up our sighs, mourning and weeping in this valley of tears. Turn then, most gracious advocate, thine eyes of mercy toward us and after this our exile show unto us the blessed fruit of thy womb, Jesus. O clement, O loving, O sweet Virgin Mary!
V- Pray for us, O Holy Mother of God
R- That we may be made worthy of the promises of Christ.
LET US PRAY: O God, by the life, death and resurrection of Your only begotten Son, You purchased for us the rewards of eternal life; grant, we beseech You that while meditation on these mysteries of the Holy rosary, we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise. Through the same Christ our Lord. Amen.
Pray Unceasingly, "Jesus, I trust in You."
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO
Today we pray the Luminous Mysteries
1. Baptism of Jesus
2. Wedding at Cana
3. Proclamation of the Kingdom
4. The Transfiguration
5. Institution of the Holy Eucharist