Sunday, December 18, 2011

Father Mullally - Teacher/Preacher

Beads of Joy 11-13-11

Father Mullally – Teacher/Preacher
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

There is no doubt in my mind that everyone who knew Father would say, “He was unlike anyone I had ever known.” A very true statement, actually I’d be bold enough to say he was even more. Do you ever notice the way he is, his kindness, his ability to be friends with countless people? Yet in all those multiples of people, every one of us felt like he was fully invested only in our affairs and our family. Didn’t it feel that way? And at the same time he had the ability to unite us all as one, as only a good shepherd could. And only simple observation for me was that Father was very sparing on giving out compliments, oh yes when they stand alone accomplishments or something extraordinary, he was the first to celebrate for us. But if we were doing a continuous activity and we had to constantly return it, he was a man a little words.

I have had the Rosary Ministry for about 28 years now, of cause everything I did, I always asked for Fathers direction, opinion and correction if need be. Father Mullally was and in some ways still is my rudder, guiding me on the path that leads straight to Jesus. Well every now and then I would ask Father, “How am I doing? Am I on target? And am I staying on focus?” His comment only every one to two months was, "Keep doing what you’re doing, you’re doing a good thing." This comment echoes in my head as I forge forward with our Rosary Prayer Ministry. He has always been the driving force behind it.

Back then I asked him, “Why do you so sparely give compliments?” He is one funny, unique, incredible man. He said, “It’s like this, if anyone does something daily, lots of times too many compliments make them cocky and prideful, and in the long run they screw it up and stop, I compliment you, just to help push you along.” Insightful indeed. Well needless to say I learned from him. I love every single one of his homilies. But only once about every 5-6 weeks after Mass I shake his hand like I always do, but those times I use my other hand to hold that hand and I say, “That was an incredible homily, it really hit home, AWEOSME Father.” Later in the day once in a while he’d say, “What was that all about after Mass?” I say, “O you mean the compliment?”, he’d say, “Yes, what’s with the way you did that?” I got to laugh, I’d say, “Well Father, I sparingly give out compliments, I don’t want anyone getting cocky when they do a good thing so often.” And he’d laugh. We had a very close understanding… Back then we had internet, but we use to spend MANY MANY nights, all night talking on the phone. We’d pray, we share each other’s life, no stone was left un-turned.. He was one of my closest friends, brother.. I was incredibly blessed with him in my life...

What is the summary here… We are like FATHER, in his loving us, he was teaching us to be like him. He knew countless people, very personally. Many of us are the same way in our community, amongst our community. He had this personal ability to have people feel special, like they were the only ones he had a direct interest in. Many of us in our community do that for one another in our relationships. He always looked out for us, remembering all our prayer needs and always going the extra mile. How many of us already do that for one another. We have Father Mullally to thank for being not only an incredible Shepherd, but an outstanding teacher.

I have so much more to share. And I will... Stay Tuned…

Your brother in Christ Jesus & His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr SFO

Today during Advent 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

Sunday, November 27, 2011

1st Sun. of Advent - Be Watchful!

Beads of Joy 11-27-11

1st Sunday in Advent – Be Watchful!!
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

In today’s world many of us really anticipate the Lord’s return. But no matter, we must still remain on watch and be prepared at all times. Regardless of what people claim publicly or say about some calendar of ancient times says; no one knows the hour, or the day when the world shall end, or our Lord shall return. All we should do is earnestly pray for His return, and by all means be prepared at all times. If there is sin in our life, which by the way, we all have sin in our lives; but if there are sins we have challenges with, we really need to pray for the strength, to seriously keep them in check. Constantly whenever possibly, we should go to confess and cleanse our Spirit before God, keeping ourselves as clean as we can, always being ready. Today’s gospel is Mark 31:33-37 (Need For Watchfulness). We must be ready for Jesus’ return at all times. For if in this life, we miss out on the chance to be with Jesus in eternity; then we certainly have missed out horribly.

Seeking our Jesus every day is exciting. I truly find no greater Joy than to spend every day praying, reading and learning all I can about our Lord. I am certainly no angel or saint; I am a sinner unworthy of even His glance. But through His love for us, we have all been made worthy before Him. If there’s one thing I have learned these past 28 years of my faith is this; that our dependency on God must be an everyday thought. For it is when we become so independent, so self-serving that we feel we don’t even need anyone, including God, that we jeopardize our eternity with Him. The world we live in can and will deceive you about that. Just because you have become successful in business or in business deals, or even in something that just uplifts your lifestyle; don’t lose sight of how you got there, and who it is that must be continually praised and thanked for it. God of cause silly, let us not be like many in this world who don’t even believe God exists and they pay no mind to all to the things He has done. One day we will all have to stand before God in judgment of all the things we have said and done; how said for the child of God who stands before Him living a life saying God don’t exist, only to find out He absolutely exists. It is always better to be prepared for something that doesn’t happen; rather than be unprepared for something that does. I always say, and I have been saying this for many years, and many will attest to these words I say, “Plan for the worst, pray for the best.” What that means is, always be on the ready for any and all outcomes.

Our society is very misleading, and I don’t think that it’s actually purposely designed that way; but in its own lack of wisdom, it misleads many into teaching us to look inward rather than to look outward towards God. We must live a life fully depend upon God. We must recognize His presence in all things and we must love Him and be thankful to Him in all that we do. Advent is a season of discernment, and to be fair it isn’t actually a pre-Christmas season, rather it is its own very special liturgical season. Yes we are awaiting the arrival of the Birth of Jesus, but not in the same content. We also have a chance to reflect on the depths of the “Yes” Mary said in response to God’s request. Let us do all we can to make sure we do understand the spiritual nature of this season; and let us try to help guide our children into understanding what this season means, and how the changes they see are a direct part of all that. Enjoy your first Sunday of Advent. May God richly bless you and your always.

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 Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Sunday, November 13, 2011

Our Talented Gifts - From God

Beads of Joy 11-13-11

Our Talented Gifts - From God
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

In general the world we live in today for some reason, has no sense in preparing for the Heaven, no thought of one day having to answer to God for all our actions. Today we read about an extraordinary parable about a very wealthy Master (God) who entrusts His servants (all of us) with His gifts of talents. In this parable the Master expects the servants to do their best, with what abilities they have to multiply with that which they have been given. In our Lord’s time 1 Talent was equivalent to about 10 years wages; so with that being said, you can see how God has much trust in us to do the right thing with something worth so much. And no this is not about the money, rather it is about our Lord entrusting us with what is His; and our ability to advance further in His service to Him. Every single thing we have, we own, we buy or we possess, is His; God gave us the ability to attain it so what we have is not our own, but rather all His to begin with. We really should be obeying Him, following Him and drawing ourselves closer to Him that should be our goal every single day; if we merely hold our position and never move forward with His gifts, our Christian life will grow stagnant and serve no purpose in God’s kingdom. Today we are reading Matthew 25:14-30 (The Parable of Talents).

In this parable God places much trust in us, with no strings attached. But He does tell us that He will return and He will want to see what we have done with what He has given us. We all have talents (gifts, abilities, treasure) that God has given us. Some may be able to teach and guide others, others may be able to cook and care for others, and then others are able to work very hard in different industries that participate in advancing society for all. No matter, we all have some sort of talent to share and grow. As we can see by this parable, in the end it was all about pleasing the Master with what we did for Him while He was gone; and His reward to all of us would be great. So when we are given talents, our goal isn’t to be selfish, digging a hole and burying what is yours to protect it from someone else; really isn’t what seems to be what God had in mind for us to do. Tragically so many in this life don’t see all that we have as God’s, instead they see it as theirs. Selfishness is the problem we must all overcome. It is the charity of heart and mind, knowing well that we don’t have all of what we have because we are so fabulous and wonderful; rather all that we have, we simply have because God has blessed us with it. Therefore it is actually all His first, before it was ever ours.

It is possible for us to do the right thing with the talents we have been blessed with. The bottom line to me is: What’s it going to be; me serving God with all my gifts and talents? Or rather am I going to serve myself with these gifts and talents? I pray that we are all bold in knowing without a doubt that we are to be serving and honoring God with all that He has blessed us with. Taking care of our families and others in need around us is really a very important part of who we are in Jesus. In scripture Jesus said this when asked, “Teacher, which is the greatest commandment in the Law?” Jesus replied: “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’ This is the first and greatest commandment. And the second is like it: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’ All the Law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments.” Matthew 22:36-40. So let us do all we can by the example of our lives, to live a life that is truly pleasing to God. Whatever talent we have, whatever abilities we possess, whatever treasure we have; let us use them and share them for the further deepening of our faith. God knows our heart, its intentions and even its ulterior motives. Let us be the servant that multiples that which God has entrusted to us.

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 Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Sunday, November 6, 2011

Always Be Prepared... Period !

Beads of Joy 11-06-11

Always Be Prepared… Period !
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

Being unprepared in never a good thing, in all things. I know that’s not even an official sentence, lol. At least the Word program here is fighting me, insisting that it isn’t. No matter, the statement is true, being unprepared isn’t a good thing in anything. Think of that statement in all aspects of our lives. Do we shop for food the minute we need it? Or rather do we prepare to have food already at home, so we can cook it when necessary and of cause God forbid we can’t get out, we at least have some food in the house. Many of you may have not even thought of it that way, but it’s true; it’s just another way to be prepared. Another reflection on that thought is when we are expecting a hurricane or a bad snow storm, what do so many people rush out and do? Shop like crazy filling the house with 5 gallons of milk, 4 loafs of bread; the stores are crazy the day before a storm. I think its ludacris, but hey they are getting prepared in case they can’t get out for weeks. LOL. Today’s gospel is found in Matthew 25:1-13 (The Parable of The Ten Virgins).

What is really the most important part of life? Many will have many different answers; today I will share with you my answer. To me, the most important part of this life is being prepared for the next one, and as long as I do all I can, I hope that it is with Jesus in Heaven. I know that’s where I am preparing to go, but I also know that it’s not my call, its God’s judgment on where my eternal destination will be. We do have a merciful, loving, forgiving God, but in the end, it’s His final word that will determine our destination. So without having arrogant presumption to the facts, God will determine where it is that I will spend eternity. Now with all that said wouldn’t be wise to live a life as close to God’s will as we possibly can. I know we can’t honestly say we know God’s will in our life; at least not in a definitive statement with written proof showing us in writing what we are expected to do. I understand all that. But… We do know what pleases God and we do know that He must always come first and that our actions and our words and our choices do reflect what matters to us; and God knows and sees all these things. So with that also said, why not live a life that praises and worships Him, while we do all we can to help direct others to Him. That also helps explain why I am, where I am, today in my life.

The question here is obvious: Are you ready to meet with God, face to face? All of what we say, write and do is known to God, we can delete them out of our lives and think God won't know about this or that. He forgives and He cleans our lives up all the time when we ask Him in confession; the more we love Him, honor Him and seek to tell the world about Him, the more likely He will invite us into eternity with Him. God knows our heart, our mind, our intentions, and our ulterior motives. He knows all things; there isn’t anything we do in secret that God can’t see or know about. Are we ready to be at that banquet? Are we prepared every day? If we all do our best do live in such a way that we are ready; what an absolutely beautiful world we would be living in. I will pray for all of us, we can do this, and we can be ready for Jesus when that day comes for us.


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

Friday, November 4, 2011

Unconditional Love, Seriously

Beads of Joy 11-04-11

Unconditional Love, Seriously
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

Just a thought spun off of this weeks “Married Couples Rosary”. The relationships we have are so vital, and the love we have for one another is even more important. Those closest to us need our unconditional love. Why? Some who ask do not fully understand the depths of what true unconditional love is. How would you define “unconditional love”?

Unconditional Love (definition): affection with no limits or conditions; complete love

With that said I better understand how God loves us, with no limits or conditions, truly endless and complete. I say: do it, say it, live it, be it!!! It’s simpler than one might think. Let us look at Jesus’ love for us and then simply imitate it. He loves us no matter what we say, no matter what we do; and even after we have beaten, whipped, stabbed and then nailed Him to the cross. It may be hard to grasp, I understand that, but I am able to grasp it because of how much I love Jesus. His example of loving me, when I know I do not deserve His love, His forgiveness, His mercy; that is enough for me to want to be like Him, to those I love around me. I hope everyone is following me..

I say DO IT: What I mean is love your family, your children, your spouse, your family, and your friend’s with unconditional love, with no limits and no conditions…

I say SAY IT: What I am saying here is just that, talk to those you love unconditionally and plainly tell them that your love is unconditional. You will bring such JOY to those you love, and your heart will be lite up with so much LOVE. Here’s what I have done. My “Pickles” my baby, daddies little girl, has had her share of challenges, and many know of them; at times she has hurt us. To reassure her and let her know that we (I) love her no matter what she says or does I told her this, not for any other reason except that I love and adore her with all my heart. I said, “Sarah, know that I love you, probably more then you will ever know, but maybe this explanation will help you even better understand. If you were to say, Daddy I want to kill you; and you put a gun to my head and you said, I am going to take your life dad; know this... I FORGIVE you and I Still will say to you that I LOVE YOU. No matter what you do, I will love you and I remain here for you, never “not loving you”. And know that this isn’t just chatter, its true pure unconditional love for you.” We must be like Jesus in all things, all the time, not just when we want to. There is another whole blog I can write about what I have said to Chrissy, especially through all her life threatening health issues.

I say LIVE IT: What am I saying? Don’t just say these words, live it and seriously mean it, with all your heart. Always love them in all things, no matter what. Never respond with a harsh word, never be judgmental towards them, and never ever be hurtful in your words or actions to them. Yes it isn’t always easy, at first; but we must trust in Jesus my friends, it will become an intricate part of who you are, once you live this way every day.

I say BE IT: In other words, be the unconditional love to those you unconditionally love, and especially those who don't. Stand behind your words and be that anchor, that solid point of reference of love, that those you do love, can rely upon. Does that make sense? I hope it does.

Be strong!!! And love unconditionally!!!


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

Thursday, November 3, 2011

The Couples Rosary - Part 4

Beads of Joy 11-03-11

The Couples Rosary - Part 4
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

The Luminous Mysteries


Hello Everybody,

As we finish this collection of meditations, I pray that these prayers help you focus more on your own marriage. No marriage is perfect, yes there are spectacular ones and some really incredible ones; but after 25 years myself, taking an honest assessment, there is occasional challenges. The key is to have the right heart in all situations. A forgiving, unconditional loving heart is best. And if you do Pray The Rosary regularly it will help keep your heart focused even more.
The Luminous Mysteries

1. The Baptism of Jesus – OPEN TO GOD: It is only God who can give us true inner peace. In our relationship, our spouse can and does fulfill most of our needs; it is in God that we are fully satisfied. We must learn to depend on God in all things; He will be there for us. We must seek Him first, and in that prioritize our lives with Him first in our lives. Scriptures says it like this, “This is how God showed his love among us: He sent his one and only Son into the world that we might live through him. This is love: not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as an atoning sacrifice for our sins. Dear friends, since God so loved us, we also ought to love one another.” 1 John 4:9-11

2. Wedding at Cana – JESUS THROUGH MARY: Through the intercessory prayer of our Lady, many prayers are answered and led directly to our Lord. Through Mary is one of the best ways we can get to our Lord; her intercessory prayers are very powerful and always heard by our Lord. Dear Lord, you know our hearts, you know how much we love our spouse, in our prayers to your Mother, we will ask her to intercede for us. “When the wine was gone, Jesus’ mother said to him, “They have no more wine.” “Woman, why do you involve me?” Jesus replied. “My hour has not yet come.” His mother said to the servants, “Do whatever he tells you.” John 2:3-6

3. Proclaiming The Kingdom of God – REPENTANCE AND TRUSTING GOD: Just as Jesus calls us to conversion and forgives the sins, we must be forgiving to our spouse, in everything. We need to ask God to help guide us through this mystery. Dear Lord, I ask that you show me your love and your mercy in loving my spouse, the same way you have always loved me. Let us fully be open to God as scripture leads us, ““The time has come,” he said. “The kingdom of God has come near. Repent and believe the good news!” Mark 1:15

4. The Transfiguration – HOLINESS: Before them the Lord showed His true holiness. Our love for one another should also be holy and perfect in His sight. But we must keep in mind that our holiness in Him is loving Him with all that we are, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.” Luke 10:27 Our love for one another is a choice, even if you find your spouse no longer loves you; in this mystery let us ask Jesus to help us love our spouses, no matter what, period.

5. Institution of The Eucharist – ADORATION: Through the sacrifice of the Holy Mass, Jesus is brought to us. Let us as a couple and a family, always go before the altar of the Lord. Let us recognize the eternal value of one another before God. Arm and arm we stand before God, to receive Him together. Let us always remain in love, “As the Father has loved me, so have I loved you. Now remain in my love. “ John 15:9


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

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

The Couples Rosary - Part 3

Beads of Joy 11-02-11

The Couples Rosary – Part 3
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO



Hello Everybody,

Today Lord we continue sharing in our Marriage reflections. God has given us the most special Glorious of gifts to share: Marriage. Let us really try to do our best to make it work and to do whatever we must to heal all its wounds; while we maintain a serious devout unconditional love for one another. There is much to celebrate throughout the years. Life undoubtedly creates challenges and at times and even makes the whole experience difficult; we must not lose heart. With God’s grace let us continue to love and cherish one another. Enjoy today’s reflections.

The Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection – FAITH: We are united in God’s eye as one, and by His love we have faith in Him that our love will last for our entire lives together. Marriage isn’t about our own individual needs, it’s all about our combined dreams and hope and faith that keeps it going. Let us have the faith that God will help see us through each day, and each trial; under His protection He will bless us. Let us remain faithful to Him, “The grace of our Lord was poured out on me abundantly, along with the faith and love that are in Christ Jesus. “ 1 Timothy 1:14

2. The Ascension – HOPE: Together we unite our hopes and dreams; together we hope that the years ahead will be a blessing and Joy and it’ll be eternally special for us to share together. Dear Lord help us to have all that You so desire for us; in the hope that we fulfill your will in our lives. We fully trust in You Lord that with all our hearts, that You will fill us to overflowing levels with your faith, hope and love. In scripture it is said, “May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

3. The Descent of The Holy Spirit – LOVE: It was through God’s love for us, that we gain the knowledge of what true love really is. God loved us even though in our hearts we know we don’t deserve it; yet He loves us anyway. We have many flaws, many reasons and shortcomings that make us unworthy; yet God continues to love us unconditionally. Please Lord guides our hearts in love to find that same unconditional devotion and love to one another. Scriptures says, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless.” Ephesians 5:25-17

4. The Assumption – ETERNAL HAPPINESS: Thank you Lord for always loving us; for never giving up on us and for dying so that we might live eternally with you in Heaven. Lord I ask that you help me see the eternal values in our Marriage, may I see how much our love is entwined in our love for You. Even though we can’t “see” love; I ask dear Lord that in our faith we eternally love one another through You. Our eyes must not lose sight of the love that is what it is in our love for another. Thank you Lord for always eternally loving us, “Though you have not seen him, you love him; and even though you do not see him now, you believe in him and are filled with an inexpressible and glorious joy for you are receiving the end result of your faith, the salvation of your souls.” 1 Peter 1:8-9

5. The Coronation – DEVOTION TO MOTHER MARY: How true this mystery is; our love and devotion together in faith, we Pray The Rosary together. You know Lord how powerful the Rosary is in the life of those who are faithful to You; let us further extend that faithfulness to one another when we Pray The Rosary together, loving and adoring You. It is through Mary that we find Jesus, let us pray that we find ourselves undivided in the focus and love we have You Lord. And may that devotion help guide us to be more deeply devoted to one another. In scripture we read, “I am saying this for your own good, not to restrict you, but that you may live in a right way in undivided devotion to the Lord.” 1 Corinthians 7:35


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

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

The Couples Rosary - Part 2

Beads of Joy 11-01-11

The Sorrowful Mysteries 
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO




Hello Everybody,

And so our Couples Rosary Devotion continues in line with the days Rosary. I pray that all married couples are taking the time to work on their marriage, their relationship, and their issues. Marriage is a very special gift, sometimes we don’t fully understand each other, and that’s not always bad. Sometimes we just need to be more patient with one another. Allow God to touch your heart with His love, and in turn love your spouse with the same love. I hope you enjoy todays reflections..

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. The Agony in the Garden –REPENTANCE: Yes Lord this can be difficult, but in any marriage, any healthy Godly marriage, we must be open and loving enough to know when we have done wrong. Jesus paid the price for our sins; He bore the burden of our sins and paid the price. Guide my heart oh Lord, to never allow our relationship to lose its peace and love to vanish, no matter how difficult times get. Scripture says, “Peter replied, “Repent and be baptized, every one of you, in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins. And you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.” Acts 2:38

2. The Scourging at the Pillar – MORTIFICATION: This mystery needs special attention Lord. I can’t allow the desire of the flesh, or the life of living to be more important than You. Please Lord lead me away from the things that pull my attention away from my spouse, I wish to die to my own selfishness. You teach us, “Husbands, love your wives, just as Christ loved the church and gave himself up for her to make her holy, cleansing her by the washing with water through the word, and to present her to himself as a radiant church, without stain or wrinkle or any other blemish, but holy and blameless." Ephesians :25-27

3. The Crowning of Thorns – HUMILITY: Marriage is about being very humble. When we became one, we place the other one before ourselves. Love does make sacrifices, sometimes ones we can handle, other times ones that hurt. Please Lord guide my heart to always put my spouse’s best interest first. I must do as scripture says, by remaining focused on You. “Whoever finds their life will lose it, and whoever loses their life for my sake will find it.” Matthew 10:39

4. The Carrying of the Cross – PATIENCE: There is no way any marriage stands a chance if we didn’t have patience with one another. It is love that inspires us to be patient with the one we love. Lord please guide my heart and my words to only be loving and forgiving in every single situation. Please Lord teach us to also bear each others crosses. My only desire is to serve you Lord through this union. Scripture is clear, “Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience.” Colossians 3:12

5. The Crucifixion of Jesus – LOVE OUR ENEMIES: Let us surrender completely to Jesus, by doing so His power will work through all that we do. The only way we can legitimately honestly forgive our enemies, is by the grace God has instilled in us. In this mystery Lord, please guide me and my spouse as we enter into challenging situations that create havoc and anger. Help me engrain the very words you teach us in the gospel, “For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.” Matthew 6:14-15

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

Monday, October 31, 2011

The Married Couples Rosary

Beads of Joy 10-31-11

The Married Couples Rosary
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO



Hello Everybody,

As this month ends and November is about to begin, today I begin sharing each day’s meditations and reflections on each mystery in a much more in-depth, hopefully insightful way. We will begin a Rosary I call: The Married Couples Rosary... Marriage in today’s world takes a beaten from everyone. Sadly so many worldly people out there don’t look upon marriage the way God has brought it to us, as a sacrament. The world has made up their own version of what they call marriage, and it’s not. God is the only one who created marriage, so we must go by His way; so we are to respect the sacrament and live it, as He designed it.

In the past Chrissy and I have been involved with World Wide Marriage Encounter. www.wwme.org Their main focus is to help strengthen marriages; we have been on two weekends ourselves, many many years ago. For quite some time we also use to be the coordinates for the Staten Island group. We learned a lot back then. We know our marriage isn’t perfect; most married couples when honestly asked will agree that theirs is the same, not perfect. But with all that said what does that mean? All of us can answer that in our own lives. To my experience of 25 years, it takes lots of work, unconditional love, endless patience, continuous humility, lots and lots of prayer. And then you have your first child… LOL

Marriage is a challenge and often times a very difficult series of events that only get more difficult. It was never meant to be easy, nor was it ever promised to never have challenges. I believe God only wishes that we do our best to actually reflect upon our vows as times get difficult. Just for the fun of seeing and reading them again, let’s look at the typical marriage vows:

"I, ______, take you ______, to be my wedded wife/husband, to have and to hold, from this day forward, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part, or the Lord comes for His own, and hereto I pledge you my faithfulness."
Let us begin with The Joyful Mysteries reflections:

The Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation – HUMILITY: As we begin this mystery let us think of how our Blessed Mother made all things wonderful and blessed. Mary didn’t put herself or her own needs, wants and desires first. Mary knew God was first in her life and hence she obeyed and listened to Him. Let us Lord understand our vows, our commitment to one another, please guide me and show me how I can obey you through those vows I have made before my spouse in front of you, the spouse you have united to me in my life. It is said best in scripture, “Do nothing from selfishness or empty conceit, but with humility of mind regard one another as more important than yourselves.” Philippians 2:3

2. The Visitation – CHARITY: In marriage we must love, for charity is love, it’s a love like that of the one God has for each of us from him, agape love. Dear Lord as our Lady has shown us by example that she put the love of her cousin first in charity; teach me, show me, help me give that same love to my spouse. I know I fail horribly at this at times, but in that Lord, please help me stay focused on being more loving to my spouse as you are so loving towards us. Unconditional love sums this up best Lord, and unconditional love should easily last a lifetime. Please help guide my heart Lord. As scripture says, “For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh? So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.” Matthew 19:5-6

3. The Birth of Our Lord – POVERTY: To understand poverty, we must understand, “Blessed are the poor in spirit.” To begin with, it has nothing to literally do with money or possessions; rather it means that all that we have is God’s first and we are entrusted stewards to all these things. In this mystery Lord please guide my heart to always give whatever you have entrusted to me freely to my spouse and to others. I know we have been called to serve you Lord, I desire no pride to guide me, only your love my Lord. My heart only seeks to serve and give as you desire of me. The beatitudes say it best, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Matthew 5:3

4. The Presentation – OBEDIENCE: As Mary and Joseph were obedient to the law in presenting their first born; help me Lord to be obedient to the vows that I and my spouse have said before you. Yes they are challenging in and of themselves, but I trust Lord that you will guide our hearts to help make this come as you wish before you, obeying you in the marriage covenant. Let these words hold true meaning in our relationship, “, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, to love and to cherish, till death do us part,” In scripture it says, “I ask that we love one another. And this is love: that we walk in obedience to his commands. As you have heard from the beginning, his command is that you walk in love. “1 John 1:5-6

5. The Finding in the temple – PIETY: In our marriage Lord, it will be like Mary and Joseph who were seeking out Jesus; we will seek and find what it will take to be obedient to you. We will honor our vows and be loyal and loving to our spouse. Dear Lord as Mary and Joseph found you where you rightfully should be, in your Father’s house; I ask that you guide our marriage Lord to be rightfully where it belongs in the words of our vows said before you. We know it won’t be easy and like Mary and Joseph, we may run franticly looking; but we trust Lord that you will lead us back to you where we made those vows. In scripture we read, “He replied, “Blessed rather are those who hear the word of God and obey it.” Luke 11:28

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


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Friday, October 28, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 5/5

Beads of Joy 10-28-11

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 5/5
©2010 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Glorious Walk - 5/5

Hello Everyone,

This has been a wonderful journey looking at all the mysteries from a completely different vantage point. Many more journeys like this to come. I really hope you have enjoyed this journey as much as I have. Today is the fifth Glorious Mystery -The Coronation (The Crowning of Mary). Another very spectacular very special mystery. Our Blessed Mother represents for us a person who we are all in need of: That special person who is bold and strong in their faith for us to look up to for inspiration and conviction. I have many very special people like that who meet those qualities in my life. Some I have known my entire life, others are recent to my inner circle of connection. Many of you reading this have been such an inspiration to me. You know who you are, and there are many of you I am getting closer to little by little building a solid long lasting friendship with, beyond the keyboard and the unspoken words. I want to mention names but I don't want to leave anyone out, so I won't. We will further our conversation in time.

So this mystery wants us to reflect on the relationships we have or so desire to have. This friendships in my opinion should reflect the very relationship we have with our Blessed Mother. I believe in having a very large network of fellow believers. Our unity in prayer and belief build strength in the body of believers for us individually and worldwide. This is best summed up of cause in scripture, "Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others." Romans 12:3-5. And here's another scripture to reflect upon, "This mystery is that through the gospel the Gentiles are heirs together with Israel, members together of one body, and sharers together in the promise in Christ Jesus. I became a servant of this gospel by the gift of God's grace given me through the working of his power." Ephesians 3:6-7. Scripture is truly one of the greatest gifts God has given us, along with fellowship.

Remember Mary is our advocate, she is there on behalf of all of us. That is an incredible role, and it's not for everybody. And many can not fill such a unique role in our lives; that is why no matter how many brothers and sisters in Christ we have, we must also turn to Mary for encouragement and insight and intercessory prayer. We can't forget we also have the saints to turn to. But Mary was the closest to Jesus, and she draws us ever so much closer to Jesus through her prayers to Him for us. So entrust your prayers to her while praising her Son. The Rosary is one of the greatest weapons against evil that we can use to praise Jesus and ask His most precious Mother to pray for us with. A wonderful simple favorite verse of mine is, "Devote yourselves to prayer, being watchful and thankful." Colossians 4:2.

Another way of looking at all this is: How can we be that person to another in their lives? So many of you already do a fantastic job, but I believe key to that is a need to be a prayerful person who fully trusts in Jesus beyond the words. When they pray, "Jesus, I trust in You" they mean it and they live it. Someone who lives the gospel on a daily basis means so much to us personally. What a fantastic conviction for us to witness. There are many living saints amongst us, some endure great pain and suffering as they go through this life; while they spend there life praying for everyone else. Others have much wisdom to share and put everyone of us before themselves and still others live such a giving selfless life you can't help but want to be more like them; because your heart knows they are so much like Jesus in this life. Always pray and always be thankful for everything. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God." Philippians 4:6. Scripture has so many wonderful things to say about prayer. Sink into the pages of the bible and allow those wonderful words to be part of you, and the life you are living. Nothing in this life means anything compared to how important it is for us to love, share and praise Jesus.


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

Thursday, October 27, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 4/5

Beads of Joy 10-27-11

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 4/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Glorious Walk - 4/5

Hello Everyone,

What an absolutely glorious mystery for us to celebrate. I adore our Blessed Mother so much, but I think everyone pretty much knows that about me. Today we reflect on the fourth Glorious Mystery - The Assumption. Tradition says that Mary was taken to Heaven both body and spirit. As St. Paul has referred to the body as the temple of the Holy Spirit, we can reflect upon Mary's body. And we plainly see that she who bore the Son of God, was most certainly a temple for God's Son. It is only fitting that her body be lifted to Heaven. For how can the Son of God be born in an unworthy unholy vessel. She had to be pure and perfect, for the blood and nourishment that ran through her body ran through our Lord's infant body. Today let us reflect on the dignity of life, not only at conception, but all the way to our natural death. Everyone deserves to live a life that is respected and protected. What right do we have to decide who should live and who should die, only God can do that. I do realize now that the government wishes to be God over all of us and decide that. LOL. Ok, I won't go there. There is no place for politics when it comes to my Lord, and His precious Mother.

It's clear that we have been born for a couple reasons. I have spoken of them in other blogs, but we have also been born to spend eternity with God in Heaven. Our bodies have to be treated respectfully and with some sort of dignity. If we are only destined to spend a life here and then die and be buried, and that's it. How sad it is for those who believe that, this life must be such a hindrance to those who end at the end of life. I hear stories from people I know personally who now say we were created by aliens. ??? Yes I am serious. This world is so dead said against God, that they would rather pic something that don't exist than agree that Almighty God created all things and God decides where we will spend our eternity. Maybe they are scared of judgment day. Who knows either way atheist of believe life must be respected and protected. Another strange conversation (I think I may have told this story, I know I told Jan). At work our very liberal co-worker insists that abortion is between a woman and God. And she said she believes in God and that we are all God's children. Now either she is on some serious drugs or I am, that don't make any sense. I asked, well if you believe in God and we are all God's children, what right do we have to kill one of His children? Dead silence... no answer. No surprise there.

How can we respect human life? How about starting with just being nice and respectful towards others, and having a genuine concern for others before ourselves. I think that's a wonderful way for us to start. No one deserves to be treated rudely or mean. Disrespect or arrogance towards another is just mean. You obviously have no concern for that individual if you treat someone like that. I know when we speak of respect human life we usually mean stopping abortions and stop killing off our elderly. I also see it as to how we treat one another. Thinking of others as more important than yourself is so important. Scripture is very clear, "Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than yourselves." Philippians 2:3. Could you imagine what kind of a world we would live in if so many more people really lived that verse in their lives; and if those who serve the people in local and national government would have that as their motto. Wow. Selfishness and empty conceit only offend those around you; you absolute disrespect those you treat that way. Another wonderful verse is, "Do not let any unwholesome talk come out of your mouths, but only what is helpful for building others up according to their needs, that it may benefit those who listen." Ephesians 4:29.

So here's what we should do. How about everyday from now on, we only speak nice things about and to people we know and even don't know. Just a thought. I know we as Christians are overflowing with kindness and love, this should come easy to so many of us. No more words that bite into someones heart or soul. Instead compliment something on everyone you meet all the time. It's easy, if we stay tuned to W-GOD. If you say, "Oh my this person is so mean, and so rude to me, I can't find one single thing I like about them." and you are serious, because maybe they treated you harshly or they were mean to you and maybe still are. Well today I challenge you when you see that person to compliment their hair, or the shirt they are wearing or shoes or boots; maybe they have a really cool car or maybe its painted a super cool color. The key: be nice, not phony, be sincere. And as I always say, if in doubt and you really want to do this, place all your trust in Jesus and pray. "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

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 3/5

Beads of Joy 10-26-11

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 3/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Glorious Walk - 3/5

Hello Everyone,

Here we are at the third day of this most glorious walk with Jesus. Today let us look at the third Glorious Mystery - The Descent of The Holy Spirit. Did you ever notice why in all the pictures we see of Pentecost, we don't see a dove over our Blessed Mother, when the Descent of the Holy Spirit happens. Why? It's simple, back when the angel of the Lord was speaking to Mary at the Annunciation, it was then that the Holy Spirit had already come upon her. ""The Holy Spirit will come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you. So the holy one to be born will be called the Son of God." Luke 1:35. We have all been gifted with a most special gift, the Holy Spirit. I believe the key to making our walk with Jesus, closest to that which our Lord has for our life; is all in the way we listen to and wait upon the Holy Spirit that is instilled in us. I also believe it is through the power of the Holy Spirit that we can easily become bolder in our love for Jesus.

Today we celebrate all the gifts and fruits our Lord has given us through the power of the Holy Spirit. There is so much to celebrate. Here's a wonderful to start with, "May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit." Romans 15:13. We have been so blessed by such a loving caring God. Scripture says, "But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. Against such things there is no law." Galatians 5:22-23. Let us now reflect upon the Catechism of the Catholic Church, and see what it has to say about the gifts of the Holy Spirit, the fruit of the Holy Spirit, and our human virtues. There is so much jam packed in the Catechism to share. Please, I encourage you to embrace the Catechism like you embrace your bible. It is truly a wonderful helpful guide in our faith.

1831 The seven gifts of the Holy Spirit are wisdom, understanding, counsel, fortitude, knowledge, piety, and fear of the Lord. They belong in their fullness to Christ, Son of David. They complete and perfect the virtues of those who receive them. They make the faithful docile in readily obeying divine inspirations.

1832 The fruits of the Spirit are perfections that the Holy Spirit forms in us as the first fruits of eternal glory. The tradition of the Church lists twelve of them: "charity, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, generosity, gentleness, faithfulness, modesty, self-control, chastity."

1834 The human virtues are stable dispositions of the intellect and the will that govern our acts, order our passions, and guide our conduct in accordance with reason and faith. They can be grouped around the four cardinal virtues: prudence, justice, fortitude, and temperance.

We really need to be so excited and thrilled with some absolute over the top excitement people. LOL, seriously. Take a good look at what GOD, almighty GOD, has given us through the power of the Holy Spirit, the Holy Spirit that is instilled within us. Now you see yet another very exciting part of why I am always so excited about Jesus and God and our faith all the time. If you need guidance and direction, and you want to have more trust in Jesus' direction in your life, pray, "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 Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 2/5

Beads of Joy 10-25-11

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 2/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Glorious Walk - 2/5

Hello Everyone,

This sure is an incredibly fun, insightful glorious week. Yesterday started out with a special resurrection reflection and how important the relationships we have are. Today we look at the second Glorious Mystery - The Ascension. Another wonderful mystery that draws ever so much closer to the power and glory that is in Jesus. I believe this to be a special reflection of seeing the hand of God in our lives, a sort of visual confirmation knowing that we are not alone, and that God is there just like He said He was. Do you personally feel God's presence in your life? Do you feel like He is there for the simplest of things or only for the hardest most challenging time? That's a very important thought. See I see Jesus / God everywhere in everything and even in everyone. If you keep your radar on and in everything seek Him out; you will find Him. I even see Him in the challenging scary times of what Chrissy is going through.

We must be like the disciples in many ways. There examples of how they followed Jesus, and listened to Him will help us do the same. We will best start out by being true prayer warriors. I believe "prayer" must be such a dynamic, significant part of our everyday life. Do not try to fit prayer into your day, instead; build your day around your prayers and your time with Jesus. That's the only way I live my life. Nothing else matters unless we are praying. I heard it said by Archbishop Fulton Sheen, "We should spend 30 minutes a day in prayer, and if we are really busy and have no time, then we should spend one hour in prayer." It is that important. Let us begin each and every day with Jesus. Our relationship with Him must be so real.

With that in mind consider praying in a certain place all the time. Make that place the one place where you do most of your daily prayers. I'm not saying you can't pray elsewhere; your inevitable goal is to be able to pray all day in all places. I do that. It is so easy once you have ingrained that relationship inside your heart and soul. I whisper prayers all day, saying "Thank You Jesus" and "Protect me Lord", "Show me the way Jesus", "It's in your hands my Lord", "Mother Mary, please guide my heart closer to you Son." I speak so much to our Lord throughout the day, that if I were publish ALL the words I say when I am alone with my Lord. Someone might think, who is he talking to, he acts like the person he is talking to is sitting right next to him. And I have to agree, I do feel like Jesus is here with me personally everyday.

Why prayer? Is it that important? Does the bible have much to say about prayer? and a prayer life? It is through our prayers that we draw ourselves ever so close to our Lord.

"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." Matthew 6:6

""Watch and pray so that you will not fall into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the body is weak." Matthew 26:41

"Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed." Mark 1:35

"They all joined together constantly in prayer, along with the women and Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers." Acts 1:14

"Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18

I could go on and on for pages. There are over 365 references throughout the bible in regards to "prayer". Jesus was very serious about prayer, His example alone with how much He prayed throughout scripture is so encouraging. Please if we get anything out of today's blog; it's our connection to God's hand in our life, and the best way to see God's hand, is by first speaking with Him everyday. Open your life up and allow Him in, He has so much to give you, but you need to be open to Him. Always pray, "Jesus, I trust in You" He will always be there for you.


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

Monday, October 24, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 1/5

Beads of Joy 10-24-11

Our Daily Walk - Glorious 1/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Glorious Walk - 1/5

Hello Everyone,

Today we begin a whole new journey, let us see how the Glorious Mysteries have a certain special way of touching our lives. The first Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection. A truly most spectacular mystery we celebrate at the top of our lungs and on our feet. Praise Jesus, He has risen. We can see in scripture how Mary, John and a couple of others stayed at the foot of Jesus' cross as He died. Many weren't fully convinced yet of His soon to be resurrection. We know His Mother stayed there and held Him when He was brought down from the cross. I think it would be correct to say that Mary knew at the time of His death, that this wasn't over yet; in fact it is just beginning. Just think of the relationship of a mother and her son. There is a very special bond, one of trust, love and shared knowledge that can be endless, and unique to those two. Yes a man has a wonderful solid relationship with his dad, but it's on a man to man bases that is uniquely solid; in that a young man looks up to His dad to be like His dad. A wonderful example of being a good husband and a good father, and friend.

So today's reflection on this most joyful, glorious mystery will be the joy and celebration of a healing. We can all most certainly relate to this. Many of us either know or know of someone suffering horribly with a disease, cancer, or some illness that is really beating up that person. We also know of many people who have illnesses that come and go; bronchitis, flu, virus, etc. In both of these situations a healing is possible, in the latter of them those sicknesses are most certainly heal-able. The prior ones are up in the air, but on many occasions we know, or know of people who have beat the odds and were healed from a horrible illness when indeed they may have even been on their death bed. God's will for each of us, to some degree is unknown; but I believe instilled in each of us, is the direction at minimal that our Lord is sending us; and then along the way, little by little we are given signs and insights to keep us on track.

Back to that special relationship between a mother and her son. Look at how close Jesus and Mary were. We can see how the Holy Spirit was such an incredible part of their relationship. Jesus knew His mission, He knew why He was here. He knew that He had to die in order to save the world for all the sins we have committed. And we knew that Mary would be there with Him and for Him through it all. We can confidently say that Mary's involvement and direct contact with Jesus must have been tremendous. I think it would be safe to say that Mary didn't belong to the PTA, I'm pretty she go to a tanning salon everyday. And chances are she didn't belong to a bowling team. LOL. Not there is anything wrong with any of those activities, but considering the time in history all this took place, family time together was on top of the list.

Let us consider the relationships we have, and the support networks that we have in our families and in our friendships. Just amongst us (facebook, myspace and friends in general) look how entwined in prayer and concern and desire to help one another alone we are. This is a wonderful time for a celebration amongst our friends indeed. I feel so blessed that so many of us are now even closer to each other, more than ever before, and it has been the result mostly of two factors. One being there for the illness of one of our own from many of our families, and two a common bond and love for Jesus that has most certainly bonded all us in ways the world will never ever understand. Let us take this time to further solidify what friendships we have, and in that let us not forget all our family members, our extended family of cousins and aunts and uncles. Try to take the time to reconnect; say hello; drop a note that you were thinking of them, praying for them. Rebuild those relationships that may seem like they have gone stale. Let us be the ones to make the first move and step closer. Have fun. And if you are unsure, just pray: "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 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

Sunday, October 23, 2011

Love The Lord Your God

Beads of Joy 10-23-11

Love The Lord Your God
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

I hope it’s not just me, but I really love Jesus’ words in today’s gospel. “And he said to him, "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the great and first commandment. And a second is like it, You shall love your neighbor as yourself. On these two commandments depend all the law and the prophets." Matthew 22:37-40, honestly that is most of today’s reading. Today we are reflecting upon Matthew 22:34-40 (Questioning, The Greatest Commandment of All). You know for the most part, the Pharisees aren’t always spoken of in the best light when the bible speaks of them, mostly because they were hypocrites in much of what they were saying. But I didn’t bring them up for that reason; rather I’d like us to reflect one really wonderful part of who they were in our biblical history. Yes they were prideful in that they spent their entire life studying and the Law of Moses, and their precepts, and a whole bunch of writings written by rabbis of their time. Honestly staying away from the “pride” thing that is awesome. I really like that part of who they were. As do I personally love and respect our Jewish sisters and brothers; so many of them really live by their faith and they live their lives in such a way, that their choices are based on their faith. I have been sharing that with Chrissy and a few others these past twenty five years. When I say all of this I can’t help but think of this, “Our Life’s Purpose”... Does that make sense? We all should be focused on why we are here, and how can we be best prepared for eternity.

How we live our lives here on this earth, will direct us to where we will and shall spend eternity. So knowing and understanding that, will help us know who we are in Christ, and that makes all the difference in the world for us. I will stand on my soap box and preach more about living a life solely devoted to Jesus, but before I do that, check out this quote that really focuses on today’s gospel.

Therefore the first commandment teaches every kind of godliness. For to love God with the whole heart is the cause of every good. The second commandment includes the righteous acts we do toward other people. The first commandment prepares the way for the second and in turn is established by the second. For the person who is grounded in the love of God clearly also loves his neighbor in all things himself. The kind of person who fulfills these two commandments experiences all the commandments."
~Cyril of Alexandria

Let’s face it, the more we know something or someone, the more we will like or even love it. With Jesus and our Blessed Mother for me, life is perfect. Yes like most of us, we as a family have our share of challenges, disappointments, impossibilities, etc. And yes we have in our lives at times difficult people that surround us. But know that with even all that said, at least for me; having a life saturated with Jesus and our Blessed Mother and the Rosary couldn’t be more perfect. I find no serious interest in virtually anything other than my Lord and His Mom through the Rosary. And with that as my foundation, it draws me to the Word, and Mass, and Eucharistic Adoration, The Stations of The Cross devotion, and so much more.

I invite everyone to empty their lives of all that is meaningless (by meaningless I mean anything that totally consumes you and serves no eternal purpose); and focus more than ever on Jesus, either in personal prayer time, daily Mass, the Rosary, Stations of The Cross, whatever you maybe be particularly drawn to, or that draws you closer to Jesus. I am engulfed and I know sometimes it’s been overkill with my own personal choices and desire to stay fully focused on Jesus through the Rosary in my life. But just to set the record straight, I love it!!!! And I wouldn’t live my life any other way…

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 Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Friday, October 21, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 5/5

Beads of Joy 10-21-11

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 5/5
2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Sorrowful Walk - 5/5

Hello Everyone,

Today is most certainly thee hardest day of all to reflect upon this week. Today we put all our reflections on the fifth Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion. When we look upon this mystery what do we see? Maybe the sudden death of a young one in our family?, the slow agony and suffering leading up to a death of someone we know?, an act of violence or anger causing someones death?, or is it, being helpless while watching someone else slowly die? No matter which one of these or any similar to these you can plainly see where I am going with all this. One thing is certain about this Passion of the Cross that Jesus endured; Mary, His Mother, certainly as a mother would and could, suffered this entire journey with Him. That is why her intercession is so important for us, above all others in this human life, there was no other as close to Jesus as she was. This is why we must unite our prayers to her so that through her intercession to her Son; we will know that she is the one who is closest to His ear. Jesus has given her to us, a gift of a Mother. Remember at the cross, Jesus told John and Mary, "When Jesus saw his mother there, and the disciple whom he loved standing nearby, he said to his mother, "Dear woman, here is your son," and to the disciple, "Here is your mother." From that time on, this disciple took her into his home." John 19:26-27. Just as we take her into our homes.

Death is a part of life. If life and death were the alphabet, A would be our birth and Z would be our death. The length of time and the events in between are what are in God's will for each of us. I know I say this all the time, but I'd like to be clear, "Do not fear death." Personally I have no fear of death, I am not morbid or suicidal. LOL. I embrace the very doorway that will lead me to my Lord. When it's time, or if some catastrophic even occurs and I see my death coming. I will embrace my last moments looking forward to my own personal chance to be standing before God. I am not an angel by no means, oh my, I am a horrible sinner. But I know that we will not enter Heaven because we are "good", or we saved someones life, or we put money in the basket at Mass. No, we will be able to enter into Heaven, because Jesus paid the price of our sins with His blood. What we need to do, is live a life that shows God that, He and His Son are the first most important part of who we are, and that we did our best to be presentable to Him.

Obviously God will make the final call. My words aren't etched in stone. I am just a messenger. We all need to be messengers, spreading God's love to everyone, praying for everyone and by living a life that is pleasing to God; and live that life in such a way that when people see you, they see Jesus. When someone is suffering, don't be the care-giver per say, rather be the medication. What I am saying is, don't be the one looking for recognition, but rather be the instrument that help provide healing. No one says, speaking of the medication, "Wow, that medicine was spectacular, he/she really did a great job." No, instead we give praise to the one who cared for us, or gave us the medication that helped us. Yes those who help the needy deserve every bit of praise and then some, what I say is, let Jesus/God praise your kindness, not people. Now you see where I am coming from. It's a fine line, a place where we all need to be. A wonderful, special, precious dear friend, used these words when I asked her how did she know?, she said, "The shadows know." Very insightful indeed.

Can we embrace this cross, not only the one we carry, but also the one we will die upon. Of cause we won't be crucified like Jesus. But our cross, our addiction, our bad habits, may indeed be that which kills us. Also God's plan may involve us to suffer so that by our suffering we draw others closer to Him. That's the way I see it with Chrissy right now. So many people around the entire planet have contacted us personally, and they are praying in union together for Chrissy, what a blessing. We have friends throughout the US, Canada, Brazil, Africa, Philippines, Sri Lanka, and more. This is so exciting, God fearing, God loving people uniting together in prayer. We must always pray, pray in thanksgiving, pray in joyful times, pray in luminous times, pray in all the sorrowful times with thanksgiving, and always pray in the glorious times. God alone is the only one we are accountable to. We must lead a life that leads us to Him. The only path we should be spending anytime on everyday. Always pray, "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 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

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 4/5

Beads of Joy 10-20-11

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 4/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Sorrowful Walk - 4/5

Hello Everyone,

Today is a day we can all relate to, for today we look upon the fourth Sorrowful Mystery - The Carrying of The Cross. A cross, a burden, an addiction, a challenge, something we all face in our life everyday. Something sometimes we have control of, others times we have no control of, either way, still a cross to bear. Let us see how Jesus dealt with His cross, a cross that did eventually crush and kill Him. A cross that he needed help carrying on His journey to Calvary. A cross that weighed the full weight of all the sins of the entire world. A cross that He defeated after it crushed and killed Him. A cross we can never understand how one man could bear, unless we fully understand that that man was indeed God's Son. A cross His blood was shed all over it. A cross that the Son of God died upon. A cross our dear precious Blessed Mother sat at the foot of seeing her Son die upon. A cross they lowered the dead lifeless body from and into His Mothers arms. A cross, truly simply two pieces of wood united by a rope or nails in the center; a binding that unites the two that took the one Son of God. A cross we must each bear in order that we to may unite with Him.

We all bear burdens, some of us share them and beg for help to manage them; while others embrace their crosses with their bloody hands and utter not a word to anyone. Yet that person offers all they have to others suffering, a most precious, selfless way to offer such love and faith to a most Holy God. I know all of us must know of such people. These are the living saints among us. We must pray that all those suffering in silence be embraced and loved dearly by our Lord. That they may eternally rest in the arms of a loving, strong, bold, humble, merciful Lord. Today we need to look at the burdens we bare, see what they have done to us. Are we allowing them to destroy us? Are we gaining strength by the continual weight of them on our shoulders? or Are we losing our balance and falling further into the sins of our life and allowing the trickery of the evil one to destroy us? Are we victims of the crosses we bare, or are we building strength through our faith in Jesus to be victors in the end?

Never stand in judgment against others, saying that their cross is all about themselves and their addictions; when indeed these crosses are the burdens we all suffer on the outside while our spirit within is not the same. Instead of judgment, as God's children let us offer prayer and emotional and spiritual support, helping them become stronger in their own personal fight against the weight of the cross they must endure. It is through our love for one another and our devotion to our Lord, that we all shall overcome the burdens and addictions we find to be the hardest to bare. We were never intended to live this life alone, or without the help of others. God made us not only for us to love Him, but for us to love one another. Love goes beyond the words, and must be seen in the actions, generosity and assistance in helping one another with each others burdens. Some burdens are physical, some are emotional, some are financial, some of unbearable without someones help. No matter, it is a most joyful when you share others burdens and when you receive the help of others while you carry the ones you have.

Today I say, take on the challenge and look away from your own cross, look away from your own burdens, look away from that which has taken and consumed you in your life. And now fully focus on helping someone else, someone you know needs help, in whatever capacity you can help. Maybe it's a hug of reassurance that you are there for them. Maybe it's a smile, and an ear because they need someone to listen to them, someone to understand that they are hurting. Maybe its a family you know you can help in the quiet of the shadows, making their burdens lighter. Maybe it's a dad or a mom who is alone no longer with a spouse; struggling with raising their kids, maybe they need a little help with baby sitting, or shopping, someone to show them that they understand their challenges. Step out in faith, look towards Jesus not them, and ask Him for the words and the gifts of yourself that you can share with them. God will guide your heart, know and trust the direction Jesus will send you to do these things. Pray, "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

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 3/5

Beads of Joy 10-19-11

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 3/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Sorrowful Walk - 3/5

Hello Everyone,

This is the one day we all dread. The day we look at the third Sorrowful Mystery - The Crowing with Thorns. Today let us see how we in our lives experience that which our Lord had to experience. Public humiliation unlike anything we could possibly imagine, is what today is all about. No one deserves to be treated like this, why were they so cruel and so mean to my Lord? How would we feel being humiliated before everyone in our community, spit upon, accused of all sorts of things we know we didn't do? Jesus took all that for all our sins. Scripture again didn't place His mother at this scene. But I find it very hard to believe otherwise. I know I keep referring the movie The Passion, but I really feel that was probably the closest to the reality of what Jesus suffered along with how involved His mother really was. Our heart knows He suffered horribly for our sins. That is why we must seriously give our life, our heart and our every thought to Him.

Jesus sacrificed everything He was, everything He had, every breathe He was breathing for us. And in the process of His horrific murder on a cross, He was humiliated, and disgraced. Are we willing to put our faith and our pride out on our sleeve, and risk being humiliated? I would hope and pray that you are bold enough in your own personal relationship with Jesus; that you never place your own ego or pride before Jesus. You do realize that even if you associate yourself with someone who has been humiliated and disgraced, for whatever reason you become linked to them and you even suffer with them at times. Why do you think the disciples ran away from Jesus and didn't want to be associated with Him, when He was condemned and humiliated? Obviously they didn't stay away from their association with Him, eventually they represented Jesus and most of them suffered horribly also. When Jesus asked us to follow Him, He has basically asked us to die to be with Him. When we die to self, it includes our pride, and most importantly our own defending of ourselves. We must not fear humiliation, especially when our humiliation is in the Lord.

Being humble will be our first step in dealing with humiliation. There is no place for pride in our walk with Jesus. Being bold in our faith and our love for Him, isn't pride; think of it more like your conviction. And in your conviction you dearly love Jesus for the love He has given us first in His death for our sins. He died so that we (all of us) might live eternally with Him. Why would anyone care about what someone else thought of you when your humility is in the Christ, Jesus who gave of His life to save yours? If someone wants to criticize you or make fun of you, maybe because you make the sign of the cross when passing a church; or you say a prayer at meal time, no matter where you are; or you openly acknowledge Jesus and thank Him in public; or you freely share your love and devotion to Him and His most precious Mother. Being so bold and being so solid in your faith and your belief isn't arrogance, please don't make this sound like you must be stuck up. That's not what I am saying here. What this is all about is your life in Christ, and your true life's purpose and what your life is for: His service to draw others to Him.

BE BOLD.. Yes you will be humiliated at times. Some might openly make a joke out of your actions, or a statement you make in defense of your love and devotion to our Lord. So be it. Smile and tell them you are praying for them. I've been punched around verbally many times these past 27 years of my faith-filled life. Sometimes I get outright defensive and yell louder than my offender. Then I retract and realize, I need to be more like Jesus, silent in prayer, knowing in Christ I am made strong in my love and belief in Him. We must remember, "They will know we are Christians by our love." Not our anger and defensiveness. Though I admit, when someone attacks my faith, my Lord or His Mother, I do not like to just take it. My immediate response is, HOW DARE YOU. I don't say that, but wow, do I think it. Try to be humble, take the punches, show others, that we are not offended, but we understand that they clearly don't understand. So we must pray for them, and allow the Lord to work His will through us for them. Plant the seeds of peace, hope and joy. In time they will grow, our patience and love will eventually penetrate the hearts of the unfaithful. Always pray to yourself in these situations, "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 Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection
2. The Ascension
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit
4. The Assumption
5. The Coronation

Tuesday, October 18, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 2/5

Beads of Joy 10-18-11

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 2/5
2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Sorrowful Walk - 2/5

Hello Everyone,

For those of us who walk that hard narrow path of faith, we have been at this mystery many times. Today let us reflect upon the second Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at The Pillar. And if it's anything like the way it was portrayed in the movie The Passion, then you indeed are a saint. How many of us have been rejected, hated, and know that someone out there wants us destroyed? We are very fortunate in this lifetime and in our country, at least as of now; of having no fear that we are targets per say for others looking to kill us. Our freedoms protect our choices and desires to be followers of Christ. But what must it have been like to have others wanting to be so cruel to you (Jesus), that until you have been crucified they were not satisfied? Our Lord endured a tremendous amount of hatred, especially as we ponder through the sorrowful mysteries. I know at times, I do get some of the most hateful, mean looks from people when I openly admit and share my love for my Lord. And oh my, how much more hatred and anger I ensue when I say that I adore our Blessed Mother. Who would have ever thought this could be like this 27 years ago (when I gave my heart to my Lord)?

To the best of our knowledge and at least in scripture, it appears that our Blessed Mother wasn't at the scourging. We can't prove that indeed she wasn't, but what if she was? Maybe Mel Gibson's rendition of her presence in the movie The Passion was true. Or maybe it's a half truth and maybe she was there for part of it, or at the end of it. I can't imagine what it would have been like to witness the beating torture of your own son. Maybe indeed she was shielded from witnessing such a horrible act of hatred. But then on the flip side, maybe it was her witness that has made her such a stronger, more vibrant part of her Son's glory. The fact is that we really don't know. But what we do know is that this cruelty leads up to a violent, cruel death upon a cross. Can we be strong enough in our faith that we are willing to sacrifice our ego and our reputation, and because of our faith, and even be labeled a "Jesus Freak"? I hope you have said yes. I can't help but reiterate over and over again in my blog, keep Jesus first in your lives. Above, beyond and before anyone else.

I invite all of you to delight, rejoice and celebrate in your own misery if indeed you are a frequent target. Cruelty isn't always a bloodshed event. Sometimes cruelty is someones self esteem being shattered, or being treated with a mean spirit by someone else, or even just being shut out by those we love. Cruelty cuts to the heart and touches our nerves first. How tough is your outer skin? Can it with stand an earthquake of violence shifted your way? Many will admit, no. I believe we must really dig down deep and find that safe strong place within us, and encourage ourselves to continue no matter what is being said or how we are being treated. I know I always say I would die for my Lord. But of cause that would need to be tested to see where my heart really is. I know I am not influenced by worldly thinking or hatred towards my faith. If people hate me or so desire to be against me, so be it. No offense to them, but quit honestly I don't really care that they don't like me. They apparently have issues, not me.

When we look upon the Scourging what do we see? Do we see Roman soldiers under the authority of Pilate; who was blackmailed by the Jewish leaders to kill Jesus? or do we see a man well deserving of His torture? Or instead on an out of the box thought; do we see a man being beaten almost to death for the sins that you and I have committed in offense to Him? Pilate had no courage for the right things. He was mean and he has even been called ruthless. And he knew in his heart that Jesus was innocent and undeserving of crucifixion, and he did nothing to defend Him. Yet in his weakness and lack of a strong backbone for what was good, he had Jesus crucified to protect his own reputation and his job. A political move of sorts, kind of what we see in our own government at times. Sad how some people protect themselves first before they protect the very people they were chosen to represent. Pilate's move of political correctness cost him his reputation for all eternity. His family and his name are forever remembered as, "For our sake he was crucified under Pontius Pilate; he suffered death and was buried." from the Nicene Creed.


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

Monday, October 17, 2011

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 1/5

Beads of Joy 10-17-11

Our Daily Walk - Sorrowful 1/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Sorrowful Walk - 1/5

Hello Everyone,

This week we are going to take a long hard look at the Sorrowful Mysteries. Let us see how each of us in our own lives experience different aspects of each of these mysteries. The Rosary is a prayer that is all based on scripture; and if we really take the time, like we have been through these mysteries, we can seriously see how they come to life in our own lives. In today's reflection, we are looking upon the first Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony in The Garden. This one is so relate-able to so many of us. Just look at it this way: long nights of overwhelming fears and worries and at times even doubt of its outcome. That sums up my last couple weeks, and I know personally a few of you who also experience that on a personal level with your own health concerns. And I ask myself: Where is Jesus' dear Blessed Mother on this last night before His condemnation? Did she not know her Son was in danger? Did Jesus keep this from her, to protect her from being in harms way of danger when He would be taken into custody? I just have so many thoughts surrounding this particular mystery.

A long night with a heavy heart, I just know we have all been at this point in our lives. So many can relate this to: sitting up with a sick child whose fever keeps rocking back and forth; and you monitor and watch it through the night in case it hits dangerous territory. I've been there. How about sitting with a parent, an aunt or an uncle, a niece or a nephew, or even a dear close good long time friend; taking the time to be the best bedside medic you can possibly be; telling them "I'm here for you, if you need anything, I am only an arms reach away." The agony on nights like this is indeed heart wrenching. I can so relate to wanting to help, but at times feel so helpless. But at the same time what a special blessing we have become for one another. And what about the test Jesus was given? Have we ever been there with a choice to make, and knowing the truth, we already knew the answer, yet we still questioned it, then we realized what we were thinking and then followed the right way through the challenge? Just a thought.

Jesus dealt with temptation just like you and I do. Obviously He had the ability and knowledge to sense and know it much better than we can; so in His rebuke and rejection He was strong against the temptation. A true night of "wills" fighting against one another. Do you ever feel that way in the middle of the night? Thinking that maybe you can do "something" and somehow God will see it as ok, if you can somehow make it Godly. Long nights of contemplation about a place you know you shouldn't go, a drug you know you shouldn't take. Allow Jesus to help keep you on track, to help keep you continually focused on Him. You do realize that that is indeed the entire answer and secret as to: How do we avoid, ignore and inevitably have nothing to do with sin when we know for a fact that "that" is sin. Again so many can relate, but in all different aspects of this thought. That particular place maybe fine for the average person; but you know for a fact that you are weak there and may fall into temptation. Do you then put yourself in harms way of sin? Of cause not, NO.

In this mystery, we like Jesus must rely on God's Word for the strength we will need to get through certain situations. Our wills and our faith will be tested our entire life. In the beginning as you start off loving Jesus and you will find out that your guard is down. We have to know how to hold our own feet to the fire, and to be prepared in case of alterations; we must make sure to some degree we will do our best to avoid it. The Holy Spirit is the best helper for us. Trust in God's choice when He placed in each of us a Spirit, the Spirit of Truth that will guide us ever so much closer to our Lord and ever further away from sins and our weaknesses. Pretty interesting concept, but a truth we can learn by and gain by. This has been a fun walk. Sometimes we can find the positiveness and joy even in sorrow.


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

Sunday, October 16, 2011

Render What? To Who?

Beads of Joy 10-16-11

Render What? To Who?
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everybody,

That’s a rather interesting and insightful title for today’s reflection. Jesus is very eloquent in His words and how He conveys something to us. I absolutely love this verse in today’s gospel, said by Jesus, "Render therefore to Caesar the things that are Caesar's, and to God the things that are God's." That deserves an “AMEN” Today’s gospel can be found in Matthew 22:15-21 (Question About Paying Taxes) There are many people in today’s world, who are very attached to the things of this world. That is very sad, they lose sight of our life’s purpose and they completely have no clue about who Jesus is and should be in their own lives. All things in this life are a gift to us, nothing is actually our own, (stay with me for a moment), we come into this life with nothing, only our soul and spirit, and while we are here, we get educated and learn more and more about the things that are around us, and then we further we learn about who God is. During our entire life, we work and earn an income to attain the things we need to live with (food, housing, etc.) after that period of time, God calls us to Himself (we die), upon our exit, there is nothing that can come with us, except that which we came into this life with; our soul and our spirit. Yes, we have our relationships, our experiences, our knowledge, etc., all of that has no material value. Who we are within is who we shall remain to be, but nothing we hold or physically attain can take this journey to the Father with us.

Hopefully the end of that paragraph made some sense. Our life absolutely has more meaning then just the things we have; our life is so much more about who we are and what we believe in. Taking a look at Jesus’ question prior to the verse I shared earlier, Jesus asked, "Whose likeness and inscription is this?" That question should be directed to each of in regards to who we are. In other words, “Whose likeness and inscription do we represent?” Ah, see now that makes us think. When we look at ourselves, when God looks at us, when others see us; who is it that they are seeing in our representation? In today’s gospel, Caesar is the government, the world… And that which is of it, shall remain to it. So if we say we are God’s children and that we love Him; whose likeness and inscription should we reflect? God’s of cause.

Everything we possess belongs to God, everything! Living our life for He who has died to save ours, is truly the most blessed way to live. So let us “Render to God, the things that are God’s.” My own suggestion and choice of life is this: Empty your life of everything that keeps your focus away from Jesus; never be so consumed by anything or anyone, that you discard Jesus, or even place Him second. Jesus must be first in all things: Our thinking, our planning, our personal desires, our wants and our needs; there is such an incredible Joy living like this. Empting ourselves of everything that doesn’t have Jesus’ likeness or inscription is a most wonderful way to live this life. To me it’s Jesus 24/7/365.

OCTOBER (The Month of the Holy Rosary)

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