Monday, July 2, 2012

Journal Entry 7.2.12 - The Rosary

BEADS OF JOY 7-02-12 “Journal Entry – The Rosary”
©2012 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Dear Lord,

Now this is love, this is what excites my life, brings my heart to exploding levels of Joy. In the end all these things are All about You Jesus and that is why I am so excited about my love for You. Simplicity allows the heart to focus, and focusing on You Lord, is all I want to do. A simple chance each day to ponder and pray on these mysteries alone, sustain me with so much eternal love each and every day. I am so content in Your love Lord; that words aren’t enough of an expression of how much I love You in return…

Joyful Mysteries:
1. The Annunciation (Humility) Luke 1:26-38; John 1:14

2. The Visitation (Charity/Love of Neighbor) Luke 1:39-56

3. The Nativity (Poverty) Luke 2:6-20; Matthew 1:18-25

4. The Presentation (Obedience) Luke 2:22-39

5. The Finding of the Child Jesus in the Temple (Joy in finding Jesus; prudence) Luke 2:41-51

Luminous Mysteries:

1. The Baptism of Jesus (Fidelity to our baptismal promises) Matthew 3:11-17; Mark 1:9-11; Luke 3:15-22; John 1:26-34

2. The Wedding Feast at Cana (Faith in Mary‘s intercession and maternal care) John 2:1-12

3. The Proclamation of the Kingdom (Conversion of heart) Mark 1:14-15; Matthew 5:1-16; Matthew 6:33; Matthew 7:21

4. The Transfiguration (Desire to become a new person in Christ)Matthew 17:1-8; Mark 9:2-10; Luke 9:28-36

5. The Institution of the Eucharist (Love of the Eucharist; active participation at Mass); Matthew 26:26-28; Mark 22-25; Luke 22:14-20; John 6:33-59

Sorrowful Mysteries:

1. The Agony in the Garden (True sorrow for sin; repentance) Matthew 26:36-46; Mark 14:32-42; Luke 22:39-46

2. The Scourging at the Pillar (Modesty and purity; mortification or self-denial) Matthew 27:26; Mark 15:15; Luke 23:16-22; John 19:1

3. The Crowning of Thorns (Moral courage; love of our enemies) Matthew 27:29-30; Mark 15:16-20; John 19: 2-3

4. The Carrying of the Cross (Patience, especially when suffering; fortitude) Luke 23: 26-32; Matthew 27:31-32; Mark 15:21; Luke 23:26-32

5. The Crucifixion (Perseverance; mercy) Luke 23: 33-46; Matthew 27: 33-54; Mark 15: 22-39; Luke 23: 33-47; John 1917-37

Glorious Mysteries:

1. The Resurrection (Faith) Matthew 28: 1-10; Mark 16: 1-18; Luke 24: 1-49; John 20:1-29

2. The Ascension (Hope) Mark: 16: 19-20; Luke 24: 50-51; Acts 1: 6-11

3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Love of God; gifts of the Holy Spirit) Acts 2:1-41

4. The Assumption* (Grace of a happy death; eternal happiness) Revelation 12:1

5. The Crowning of Mary as Queen of Heaven and Earth* (True devotion to Mary) Revelation 12:1

The Rosary is truly as a whole, a most incredibly beautiful song, sung to Jesus with Mary guiding the melody and the direction of the song. Each of us has a song in our heart and each of us has a sincere deep love for God within. What the Rosary does; is it allows our hearts, to awaken our souls to song, and the song is Jesus. Let us allow our hearts to sing with such a love, a love that we won’t ever be able to fully explain, a love that is between God and His children, a love they could only know and feel.

Spend time praying these most spectacular, exciting mysteries, emerge yourself into God’s Word, into God’s Love, surround your life with Him. As I do this every day I hold our Blessed Mother’s hand, she guides me in only one direction… to her Son. Always!!!  

Your son,
Jimmy (The Rosary Man)