Beads of Joy 12-31-10
Grace And Truth Through Jesus
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Well the very last day of 2010 is finally here. Is it just me, or did this year go by extremely fast? Today let us make the most of it and use it to worship and love Jesus even more. Today's reflection is a wonderful refreshing way to end the year and prepare to begin a new one. Today we reflect upon John 1:1-18 (The Eternal Word Becomes Flesh), a really exciting scripture and a most wonderful way to end the year. Why did John begin by saying "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God." in verse 1? There is no question that Jesus Christ is God's Son, and that Jesus is Lord; God sent Jesus into the world to be able to walk side by side with us as our brother to save us. It was through His humanity that He took the cross, He was given the cross so that His death might bring us into the light and be fully united with Him. God's Son, Jesus, our brother, helped us more fully identify God as our Father. Just as John the Baptist helped us move from the Old Testament to the New Testament, Jesus helps move us from servants of God to children of God. See how exciting this wonderful gospel is today, praise Jesus for sharing with us such a wonderful word today.
How do we thank God for what He has done for us, by giving us His only begotten Son? Jesus is the door, His coming into the world to save the world, has done just that. We must obey His word, and we really need to love Him with all the same devotion and love He has for us. Our lives need to be devoted to Him, as His life from the start was devoted to saving us and bringing us to the Father. See how simple it is to understand why we must live a life fully and completely devoted to Him. Jesus' life is the life we must reflect upon and study and do our best to copy. His life had purpose and reason, to save us and to unite with Him. That is why our lives should have similar purpose and reason, to help draw others to Him so that they might unite with Him as we unite with Him. I offer to you this challenge, as I do say so many times day in and day out. Make your life a living sacrifice offered up to Him, your life was paid for with a price (Jesus' death). So now our lives are not our own, so let's start acting that way.
So I dare you to take on the challenge. I am here to help and encourage all of you, I shall to the best of my ability be here everyday sharing and drawing others to our Lord, till the Lord takes me. What other purpose could there possibly be for us to exist? With that in mind, many will ask, what about our families, our jobs, our responsibilities? See that is what is so wonderful about surrendering fully to Jesus. Once Jesus is lined up in our lives as our main focus, all those other aspects of our lives fall into place; and we become better family leaders and better more reliable honest workers and then we become "John the Baptists" to the world, trying to help draw everyone to Him. If we can all just simply live our lives like John did, then we will have lived a most joyous, happy, Godly one.
Everyday try this:
1. When you wake up: Thank Jesus, then Pray the Rosary.
2. When you have breakfast or a morning snack: Thank Jesus, pray a decade (1).
3. When we drive to work or start house activities: Thank Jesus, pray a decade (2).
4. When you have lunch or a midday snack: Thank Jesus, then Pray the Rosary.
5. When we have an afternoon snack or break: Thank Jesus, pray a decade (3).
6. When you begin to prepare for dinner: Thank Jesus, pray a decade (4).
7. When you set up and begin to get ready to eat: Thank Jesus, pray a decade (5).
8. Before bed: Thank Jesus, then Pray the Rosary....
It is very possible to pray a complete 20 decade Rosary every single day. Other times I simple just work my way through the day one decade at a time. Really try to do this, I find that your heart and soul must really want and desire it, to the point that no matter what you make it happen, somehow, someway, every single day. God Bless all of you.
HAPPY NEW YEAR - 2011
Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO
Today we pray the Sorrowful Mysteries
1. Agony in the Garden
2. The Scourging at the Pillar
3. Crowing with Thorns
4. Carrying of the Cross
5. The Crucifixion of Jesus