Beads of Joy 10-26-11
Our Daily Walk - Glorious 3/5
©2011 James Dacey, Jr. SFO
Glorious Walk - 3/5
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