Beads of Joy 12-25-10
Christmas Morning 2010
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
MERRY CHRISTMAS !!
To understand Christmas, and to truly see the Joy that is in this most wonderful day; we must start at the cross. Yes I understand that the cross happens about 33 years after our Lord's birth; but we also must understand that in all things "Jesus", all things begin at the cross. Jesus came into this world to save it, and to save each and everyone of us. He was sent here by His Father to be a living, breathing sacrifice, so that by His death, you and I might receive eternal life. So by understanding His purpose, and His reason for being born, we can better understand the true Joy of His birth, and what it really represents.
Today's Gospel: Luke 2:1-14
In those days a decree went out from Caesar Augustus
that the whole world should be enrolled.
This was the first enrollment,
when Quirinius was governor of Syria.
So all went to be enrolled, each to his own town.
And Joseph too went up from Galilee from the town of Nazareth
to Judea, to the city of David that is called Bethlehem,
because he was of the house and family of David,
to be enrolled with Mary, his betrothed, who was with child.
While they were there,
the time came for her to have her child,
and she gave birth to her firstborn son.
She wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger,
because there was no room for them in the inn.
Now there were shepherds in that region living in the fields
and keeping the night watch over their flock.
The angel of the Lord appeared to them
and the glory of the Lord shone around them,
and they were struck with great fear.
The angel said to them,
“Do not be afraid;
for behold, I proclaim to you good news of great joy
that will be for all the people.
For today in the city of David
a savior has been born for you who is Christ and Lord.
And this will be a sign for you:
you will find an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes
and lying in a manger.”
And suddenly there was a multitude of the heavenly host with the angel,
praising God and saying:
“Glory to God in the highest
and on earth peace to those on whom his favor rests.”
That's all everybody...
Go and enjoy Christmas with your family. :)))
I love you guys !!!!
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO
Today we pray the Joyful Mysteries
1. The Annunciation
2. The Visitation
3. The Birth of Jesus
4. The Presentation in The Temple
5. Finding of Jesus in the Temple