Friday, April 8, 2011

Jesus Is - The Messiah

Beads of Joy 04-08-11

Jesus Is - The Messiah

©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO

Hello Everyone,

I'd like to start of with a quote,“Our Lord had the power to lay down his life and to take it up again. But we cannot choose how long we shall live, and death comes to us even against our will. Christ, by dying, has already overcome death. Our freedom from death comes only through his death. To save us Christ had no need of us. Yet without him we can do nothing. He gave himself to us as the vine to the branches; apart from him we cannot live.” Saint Augustine of Hippo. Everything Jesus did, He did in God's name. Jesus boldly told us who He was, and He also boldly told us he'd die for us. There was never a misunderstanding or middle ground as to who Jesus was and what His purpose was. Jesus was very clear and direct and to the point with all that. Let us also be bold in our love for Him, our allegiance to Him and devotion to Him. Never let anyone sway you away from that.

Today's Gospel: John 7:1-2,10,25-30 (Is Jesus The Messiah?)
"After this Jesus went about in Galilee; he would not go about in Judea, because the Jews sought to kill him. Now the Jews' feast of Tabernacles was at hand. But after his brothers had gone up to the feast, then he also went up, not publicly but in private. Some of the people of Jerusalem therefore said, "Is not this the man whom they seek to kill? And here he is, speaking openly, and they say nothing to him! Can it be that the authorities really know that this is the Christ? Yet we know where this man comes from; and when the Christ appears, no one will know where he comes from." So Jesus proclaimed, as he taught in the temple, "You know me, and you know where I come from? But I have not come of my own accord; he who sent me is true, and him you do not know. I know him, for I come from him, and he sent me." So they sought to arrest him; but no one laid hands on him, because his hour had not yet come."

Questions To Ponder Today:
-Why would you ever consider not doing God's will?
-Do you question who Jesus is, not convinced yet?
-What was the question they asked of doubt, or jealousy?
-Who is Jesus really to you? Finish this: Jesus Is.....
(Stop questioning who Jesus is today, and starting
today, pray your Divine Mercy Chaplet everyday

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