Beads of Joy 11-21-10
Christ The King - Of Cause
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Let us begin this most joyous, glorious day with reading today's gospel. That is what today's reflection is all about, so sharing it in full is the best way we can share even more Joy. The glory of this day speaks for itself. This is truly the last Sunday of the Liturgical Year C, next Sunday begins Advent, when Year A begins. Let us take a moment to reflect on the gospel, God's word alone will put our hearts in His presence. I absolutely love the gospels. There was a point and time in my early days walking with Jesus that I actually wrote our by hand (yes, with a pen) all the gospels. Why? you ask. lol. So that God's words would be embedded in my heart, my mind and thoughts. I still remember the many weeks that took to do. I never kept it after I wrote it, but I have been felt led to write it all out again. What a blessing, what a Joy.
Luke 23:35-43 (Crucifixion of Our Jesus)
The rulers sneered at Jesus and said,
"He saved others, let him save himself
if he is the chosen one, the Christ of God."
Even the soldiers jeered at him.
As they approached to offer him wine they called out,
"If you are King of the Jews, save yourself."
Above him there was an inscription that read,
"This is the King of the Jews."
Now one of the criminals hanging there reviled Jesus, saying,
"Are you not the Christ?
Save yourself and us."
The other, however, rebuking him, said in reply,
"Have you no fear of God,
for you are subject to the same condemnation?
And indeed, we have been condemned justly,
for the sentence we received corresponds to our crimes,
but this man has done nothing criminal."
Then he said,
"Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom."
He replied to him,
"Amen, I say to you,
today you will be with me in Paradise."
Just take a moment and reflect on these few thoughts:
Do we really know that Jesus Christ is the King of Kings and Lord of Lords? Do we live a life submitted to Him, true to the fact that He is King? Who do we serve? Who is our Lord? Who is our King? Let's face it, a King or a Lord, don't have to be a person. It can be an addiction, or desire, pride, wealth, money, sex, power, ourselves. So much to really think about.
We really need to ponder on so many thoughts like this, as we walk with Jesus on this journey to His presence. Our lives can be so easily distracted and misled into the abyss and lost for all eternity; worshiping and honoring the gods of this world, and of this earth, which are only out to destroy us. Please consider staying focused on Jesus. 24/7/365 He is our Savior and our Lord.
Today more than ever pray, "Jesus, Lord and King, I trust in You."
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO
Today we pray the Glorious Mysteries
1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation