BEADS OF JOY 05-29-13
James Dacey, Jr. OFS
to celebrate, a time for all of us to scream and shout with JOY. Jesus has
defeated death and He has opened the doors of all eternity up for all of us.
Let us celebrate The Glorious Mysteries. All that suffering, all that
bloodshed, all that pain, Alleluia!! Jesus has defeated death through the Will
of the Father and His love for us. Praise and Glory and Honor to You Lord Jesus
Christ –for loving all of us so much that you died for my (our) sins and in
dying you were raised. I pray that everyone sees the magnificent glory and
power in Jesus, and that they embrace Him with a full heart in the Rosary every
The First Glorious Mystery is The Resurrection of Jesus. Jesus
Christ has been risen! He has forever destroyed the power of death, death shall
no longer have a hold us to this earth or its destructive ending. By this we
shall join Jesus in all eternity in Heaven with the Father. Satan has been
forever defeated. Death no longer has a hold on us. By this mystery our Faith
should be solid, we shouldn’t fear sharing what we believe with others.
Glorious Mystery is The Ascension of Jesus. Jesus has ascended to
His Father's throne. We can now place our Hope and Trust in the promise that
God has made to us for everlasting life. Jesus took on our human nature and He
has brought our frail human bodies to God's throne. It is through this mystery
that we have been raised with Jesus rather than simply returned to the earth
without everlasting life.
The Third Glorious Mystery is The Descent of the Holy Spirit. We
cannot save ourselves from within ourselves alone, Jesus knew this. So He gave
us an advocate, a member of the blessed trinity to forever be with us. It is
through the power of the Holy Spirit that we gain inspiration and instruction
to live a life pleasing to God. Grounded in our Love for God, we allow
the Holy Spirit to guide us and lead us, always to Jesus.
Glorious Mystery is The Assumption of Mary into Heaven. Our dear
blessed Mother has taken the journey to be united with her Son. She was taken
up to Heaven in body and soul. Mary gives us so much hope in the journey we are
taking by following her Son. A Happy Death indeed for a much
deserved servant of the Lord; may we also be ready at all times to be united
with our loving Lord.
The Fifth Glorious Mystery is The Coronation of Mary as Queen of
Heaven. The church has taught us that second to God is Mary. It is through
her that the dignity of women is defended. It is through her womb that almighty
God was created to become man; to live, breathe and die so that we might
eternally live with Him. In order for her to give birth to Jesus, she had to be
holy and pure. Her crown is a crown of glory. I pray that in your life and in
your heart that you to develop a deep desire to love and praise Jesus through
the rosary. To me the rosary is the most perfect prayer, so fully focused on
Jesus that my love for Him deepens all the more. The more I pray the rosary,
the more I Love Mary – The more I love Jesus.
Embrace the Rosary as your favorite prayer, it will change your life
forever. Keep a Rosary with you at all times. Grab hold of it as often as you
can and think of Jesus and our Lady constantly as you hold them.
Your brother in Christ
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS