Saturday, November 30, 2013

2014 - The Year of GRACE

BEADS OF JOY 11-30-13
“2014 – The Year of GRACE”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,
We are one day away from beginning the NEW Church Year. This upcoming year will be “The Year of Grace” – 2014 (Year A). Dec. 1st, 2013 to Nov. 29, 2014


Principal Celebrations of the Liturgical Year 2014
1st Sunday of Advent                     December 1, 2014
Ash Wednesday                             March 5, 2014
Easter Sunday                                 April 20, 2014
Ascension of the Lord                  May 29, 2014
Pentecost Sunday                          June 8, 2014
Most Holy Body and Blood         June 22, 2014
1st Sunday of Advent                     November 30, 2014



Lectionary For Mass – Cycles
Sunday Cycle                      Year A           Dec. 1, 2013 to Nov 23, 2014
Weekday Cycle                  Cycle 2          Jan 13, 2014 to March 4, 2014
                                                                        June 9, 2014 to Nov 29, 2014
Sunday Cycle                      Year B            Nov. 30, 2014 to Nov 22, 2015

 

Liturgy of The Hours
Dec 1, 2013 to Jan 12, 2014           Advent, Christmas                        Vol. I
Jan 13 to March 4, 2014                Week 1 to 8,                         Vol. III
                                                            Ordinary Time                               
March 5 to June 8, 2014               Lent, Triduum, Easter      Vol. II
June 9 to Aug 2, 2014                    Weeks 10 to 17                    Vol. III
                                                            Ordinary Time                   
Aug 3 to Nov 29, 2014                  Weeks 18 to 34                   Vol. IV          
                                                            Ordinary Time                   
Nov 30, 2014 to Jan 11, 2015        Advent, Christmas                        Vol. I


 December Celebrations
1 SUN FIRST SUNDAY OF ADVENT

3 Tue Saint Francis Xavier, Priest Memorial
7 Sat Saint Ambrose, Memorial
8 SUN SECOND SUNDAY OF ADVENT
9 Mon The Immaculate Conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary, white
12 Thu Our Lady of Guadalupe Feast
14 Sat Saint John of the Cross, Memorial
15 SUN THIRD SUNDAY OF ADVENT
22 SUN FOURTH SUNDAY OF ADVENT
25 Wed The Nativity of the Lord (Christmas) Solemnity
26 Thu Saint Stephen, The First Martyr Feast
27 Fri Saint John, Apostle and Evangelist Feast
28 Sat The Holy Innocents, Martyrs Feast
29 SUN THE HOLY FAMILY OF JESUS, MARY AND JOSEPH Feast
 

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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

More Will be Given

BEADS OF JOY 11-20-13
“More Will Be Given”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Today’s Gospel: Luke 19:11-28 (The Parable of the Ten Gold Coins) “As they heard these things, he proceeded to tell a parable, because he was near to Jerusalem, and because they supposed that the kingdom of God was to appear immediately. He said therefore, "A nobleman went into a far country to receive a kingdom and then
return. Calling ten of his servants, he gave them ten pounds, and said to them, `Trade with these till I come.' But his citizens hated him and sent an embassy after him, saying, `We do not want this man to reign over us.' When he returned, having received the kingdom, he commanded these servants, to whom he had given the money, to be called to him, that he might know what they had gained by trading. The first came before him, saying, `Lord, your pound has made ten pounds more.' And he said to him, `Well done, good servant! Because you have been faithful in a very little, you shall have authority over ten cities.' And the second came, saying, `Lord, your pound has made five pounds.' And he said to him, `And you are to be over five cities.' Then another came, saying, `Lord, here is your pound, which I kept laid away in a napkin; for I was afraid of you, because you are a severe man; you take up what you did not lay down, and reap what you did not sow.' He said to him, `I will condemn you out of your own mouth, you wicked servant! You knew that I was a severe man, taking up what I did not lay down and reaping what I did not sow? Why then did you not put my money into the bank, and at my coming I should have collected it with interest?' And he said to those who stood by, `Take the pound from him, and give it to him who has the ten pounds.' (And they said to him, `Lord, he has ten pounds!') `I tell you, that to everyone who has will more be given; but from him who has not, even what he has will be taken away. But as for these enemies of mine, who did not want me to reign over them, bring them here and slay them before me.'" And when he had said this, he went on ahead, going up to Jerusalem.”



My Friends,


Today’s gospel is very exciting and we have so much we can learn by it. God has given each of us special gifts. The minute we hoard or bury or not share or multiply what God has given us; that day will truly be a sad day for that person. We must do all we can to make what we have been given -multiply; and in that growth we must be spreading His love, and His word to all. We only get one chance (one life) to get this right. Just like it says in the parable. These servants had a specific amount of time (one chance) with these treasures and then upon the return of the nobleman, judgment was placed upon the stewardship of the servants. These servants were trusted, as God trusts us in what He has given us, and blessed us with. How dare we hoard or hide or bury and keep from others what isn't even our own. Let us share these blessings. We are only blessed by what we have when we give it away, and/or share it with someone else. If we keep it to our own selfish self, there is no value. Let us begin today’s Gospel Rosary Devotion.

The 1st Glorious Mystery – The Resurrection of Jesus.

These most Glorious Mysteries celebrate the Joy and Love that you share with me Lord. In today’s gospel we can see how what I do with what You give me Lord, is inevitably measured by what I do with those gifts. “Because you have been faithful in a very little…” My Faith and my love for You Lord is expressed in this most Glorious most spectacular mystery of Your Most Glorious Resurrection. May my life be an expression of Your love Lord, sharing and growing and multiplying the gifts You have blessed me with.


The 2nd Glorious Mystery – The Ascension of Jesus.
This second Glorious Mystery gives me so much Hope Lord. Thank you Lord for sharing this insightful blessed parable. I truly love spending time in scripture, learning about all that You teach me. I pray that I am like the servant with the ten –multiplying all that You give to me Lord. As You Ascend into Heaven Lord my heart fills with the Love and the Joy of Your Love for me.


The 3rd Glorious Mystery – Descent of the Holy Spirit.
This most blessed mystery is one of my favorite. You said Lord that God the Father would send down the Holy Spirit to help me, to guide me, to lead me. The Wisdom gained in this mystery is such a blessing on my Spiritual Journey to You. Today’s gospel shows me that hoarding and hiding and selfishly keeping that which You have given me, comes with a price. I pray Lord that my heart always stays focused on You.

The 4th Glorious Mystery – The Assumption.
In this fourth mystery Lord, I come to the realization of my faith -that You have given me Your Mother, just like You did at the Cross. My daily prayer life matters so much in this mystery. You gave me a gift Lord and in turn -I cherish my Devotion to Mary, Your Mother, my Mother. I shall always share her with others, in prayer, in the Rosary, in learning and teaching the Rosary; constantly sharing multiplying all the love she has for us, that leads us to You.

The 5th Glorious Mystery – The Coronation.
More has been given, and her name is Mary, Mother of God. She always leads us to You Lord, and through her sending us to You, we always find Eternal Happiness in Your love. In today’s gospel my heart is open to the gifts You always give, and the Joy You further give us as we share all that You give us. May the Joy found in this Rosary today help lead others to You Lord.

I pray that all have found what their gifts are and the insight and wisdom gained by this knowledge; leads you to a heart that desires to share and multiply all for God’s glory, celebrating His love for you.

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

To Seek & To Save The Lost

BEADS OF JOY 11-19-13
“To Seek & To Save The Lost”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Today’s Gospel: Luke 19:1-10 (Zacchaeus the Tax-Collector) “He entered Jericho and was passing through. And there was a man named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector, and rich. And he sought to see who Jesus was, but could not, on account of the crowd, because he was small of stature. So he ran on ahead and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him, for he was to pass that way. And when Jesus came to the place, he looked up and said to him, "Zacchaeus, make haste and come down; for I must stay at your house today." So he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it they all murmured, "He has gone in to be the guest of a man who is a sinner." And Zacchaeus stood and said to the Lord, "Behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have defrauded any one of anything, I restore it fourfold." And Jesus said to him, "Today salvation has come to this house, since he also is a son of Abraham. For the Son of man came to seek and to save the lost."”



My Friends,

Today’s gospel is all about a tax-collector by the name of Zacchaeus. Most people hated Zacchaeus for his dishonest way of collecting taxes. His dishonest way of doing business made him a very wealthy man. But on this day he surprisingly finds out that Jesus is coming to his house; which makes you wonder. We never do know when Jesus will just show up at our home. Are you ready if He does? Would you be excited about His arrival? or Would you be embarrassed, hoping you get home first to hide things from His sight that are offensive or sinful? In today’s Sorrowful Mysteries let us reflect upon this wonderful Gospel Rosary Devotion.
The 1st Sorrowful Mystery – The Agony in The Garden.
Lord today’s blessed gospel shares much about these most sorrowful mysteries. Today in this mystery we are reflecting upon the Contrition of a man who was indeed lost. But we can see by the gospel, as Jesus spent time with Zacchaeus, his life began to Conform to the Will of God. His heart knew that the agony inside was seeking answers. Today’s gospel and this first sorrowful mystery have two amazing things in common: Both Jesus and Zacchaeus were directed to God’s Will, and both openly accepted it.


The 2nd Sorrowful Mystery – Scourging at The Pillar.
Let us begin this second most sorrowful mystery with my head bowed before You Lord. This mystery hurts me tremendously, tears are almost impossible to stop when I reflect upon this most vicious hateful act of violence towards You Lord. When the crowd murmured against Zacchaeus (a much hated man), a man truly unworthy of having Jesus over his home. The back-lash from the people who already hated him only intensified. Purity most certainly must have begun in Zacchaeus’ heart; and there’s no doubt Mortification for his many sins, also must have shaken him.

The 3rd Sorrowful Mystery – Crowning with Thorns.
In this mystery Lord, I can see how strong You were physically, mentally and most importantly -spiritually. In today’s gospel Zacchaeus showed similar strength in opening his home for You Lord; and in doing so while being surrounded by a crowd that hated him.  I also see Lord that Zacchaeus showed much Moral Courage as this visit and conversion and experience filled his home and his life. As the thorns ripped Your skin and dripped Your blessed blood to save us; Zacchaeus’ wealth was poured out of his selfish heart in repentance to all he offended and stole from.
The 4th Sorrowful Mystery – Carrying of The Cross.
This journey was indeed a journey that brought You Lord to the Cross, to be nailed upon a tree. There was more than just Patience and Love that guided You through this horrible ordeal Lord. Zacchaeus in many ways made a similar journey. He sought to see You but could not, so he ran ahead to climb a sycamore tree, so that his view was clear and he could see You. Just as this huge branch of a tree was on Your shoulder Lord, so that You might save the world; Zacchaeus climbed out upon a huge branch to see You, so that You might save him.

The 5th Sorrowful Mystery – The Crucifixion.
This fifth and final Sorrowful Mystery sadly needed to be fulfilled, as You have told us many times in scripture Lord. How can I to, live a life that reflects what You have taught me Lord, on this most sorrowful journey? Your example of unselfishness and truly living a life of honest Self-denial; has taught me much about what really matters in this life. In today’s gospel Zacchaeus finally got to the point of unselfishness and a heart that truly loved others. Your love filled his heart, and once that happened Lord, he to realized that nothing else in this life matters, except Your love.

Thank you Lord for such a blessed experience in today’s Rosary. It is time for us to make room for You, in our hearts, in our homes, in our lives and yes throughout our busy days. Embrace You and Welcoming You into our lives needs to our life’s goal. We need to climb our sycamore tree and make clear the view of YOU in our lives. +JMJ+

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And His Most Blessed Mother,
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Monday, November 18, 2013

Your Faith Has Made You Well

BEADS OF JOY 11-18-13
“Your Faith Has Made You Well”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Today’s Gospel: Luke 18:35-43 (The Healing of The Blind Beggar) “As he drew near to Jericho, a blind man was sitting by the roadside begging; and hearing a multitude going by, he inquired what this meant. They told him, "Jesus of Nazareth is passing by." And he cried, "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" And those who were in front rebuked him, telling him to be silent; but he cried out all the more, "Son of David, have mercy on me!" And Jesus stopped, and commanded him to be brought to him; and when he came near, he asked him, "What do you want me to do for you?" He said, "Lord, let me receive my sight." And Jesus said to him, "Receive your sight; your faith has made you well." And immediately he received his sight and followed him, glorifying God; and all the people, when they saw it, gave praise to God.”

                                        

My Friends,

Today’s gospel speaks of a special healing, a special grace. The blind beggar (Bartimaeus) was in the right place at the right time, while surrounded by good friends. He learned that Jesus was passing (nearby) and he knew if Jesus would only hear his cry, He most certainly would be the one to heal him. Today let us Pray The Rosary with a sprinkle of today’s Gospel message in it. A most blessed Gospel Rosary Devotion to remember.


The 1st Joyful Mystery –The Annunciation.
As I begin the Joyful Mysteries Lord, today’s gospel reminds me of the Annunciation. Just as Almighty God approached Mary, ever faithful and favored of God; Jesus approaches a blind beggar who is also faithful begging for mercy, knowing that Jesus was the only one who could heal him. One characteristic I see in both, is Humility. Today’s gospel is one of Joy and Healing, through the Mercy that You Lord give to all.

The 2nd Joyful Mystery –The Visitation.
This second mystery Lord most sincerely blends into today’s gospel in many ways. I can see Love of Neighbor in those who made sure Bartimaeus got close to Jesus. In Bartimaeus eye’s He could not see the world, but his eyes knew Jesus. I pray that I am always led to help other, my neighbors (all) to You Lord. May Your love always dwell inside me, so that I may be Your hands and Your feet to rush those seeking You –to You.


The 3rd Joyful Mystery –The Birth of Jesus.
In this mystery Lord there is much Joy. To the world a Savior is born. Bartimaeus was a blind beggar; there is no doubt that he was very poor. Just as Your life of Poverty Lord and Your complete Detachment from the things of this world was; is exactly how Bartimaeus lived until You healed him. Your mercy and Your love are the only treasure we seek.

The 4th Joyful Mystery –The Presentation.
Obedience most certainly was part of today’s gospel Lord. Just as Mary and Joseph brought You to the temple with two turtle doves; the crowd brought Bartimaeus to You as You commanded them to. Your love for us is immeasurable and merciful always, no matter what we do; it is unearned and unconditional. May this Presentation represent our hearts presented to You Lord, always loyal to our allegiance to You.

The 5th Joyful Mystery -Finding in The Temple.
This fifth Joyful Mystery focuses on our Piety, our faith. –A life focused on always seeking out God. Today’s gospel most certainly helps me see and understand how Bartimaeus’ faith was recognized by You Lord; as he was seeking, searching and reaching out to You Lord. I pray that I may live a life with such faith, even in my suffering as Bartimaeus most certainly did.

Thank you Lord and Thank you Mary for being with me; as I prayed today’s Rosary while I combined my thoughts and reflections on God’s Word.  

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Saturday, November 16, 2013

Persistently Pray - Unceasingly

BEADS OF JOY 11-16-13
“Persistently Pray - Unceasingly”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Today’s Gospel: Luke 18:1-8 (The Parable of the Persistent Widow) “And he told them a parable, to the effect that they ought always to pray and not lose heart. He said, "In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor regarded man; and there was a widow in that city who kept coming to him and saying, `Vindicate me against my adversary.' For a while he refused; but afterward he said to himself, `Though I neither fear God nor regard man, yet because this widow bothers me, I will vindicate her, or she will wear me out by her continual coming.' And the Lord said, "Hear what the unrighteous judge says. And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night? Will he delay long over them? I tell you, he will vindicate them speedily. Nevertheless, when the Son of man comes, will he find faith on earth?"
 

My Friends,

We may never know what the poor widow’s exact request was; but what we do know, is that her persistent, constant, unceasing approach for her request was heard and taken care of. There is much we can learn from this widow for our own prayer life. How is your prayer life? Yes we must trust in God all the time, yet in today’s parable Jesus tells us, “And will not God vindicate his elect, who cry to him day and night?” A persistent, consistent, constant, non-stop prayer life is so refreshing and honestly wonderful. Today let us embrace this blessed Gospel Rosary Devotion.

The 1st Joyful Mystery –The Annunciation
In this first mystery Lord, I ask for your continued love and mercy. I admit Lord, I don’t know all things, and I don’t know what’s always best for me. But before You Lord in all Humility I offer up my prayers, my love and my absolute allegiance to You alone O Lord. Today’s gospel teaches me that my consistent, persistent prayer isn’t prayed in vain.  It is You Lord who tells me to continue these prayers; just as our Lady’s life was all about obedience to You. Mary has shown me by her actions that living a life fully devoted and open to God –will certainly have me before You, in a position that is most favorable. Thank you Lord.

The 2nd Joyful Mystery –The Visitation
This most blessed second Joyful mystery Lord opens my heart to Others. Love of Neighbor is beyond simply accepting others with love. In this mystery and the gospel combined I see Lord how You want me to love and respond to my neighbor’s needs. I shall use common sense in any request, but Lord know that now I am more open to listen and to do all I can to answer their request in a way that You would want me to. Lord, I shall follow how our Lady, who immediately in haste rushed to her cousin’s side who was in need. Her unconditional love for others encourages me to always do that same.

The 3rd Joyful Mystery –The Birth of Jesus
Lord, this third wonderful blessed mystery brings me such Joy. As I ponder my thoughts about today’s gospel in this incredible mystery, I understand how important it is that I remain focused more consistently in my prayer life. My detachment from the things of the world is the fruit I shall take from this mystery. You alone are all that I want Lord -all that I desire in this life Lord is You. My focus on You Lord shall only increase as my prayer life increases. Our Lady’s life was all about You, she said yes before she knew You and she remained with You always. -Always leading us to You. You are all I want and desire Lord.

The 4th Joyful Mystery –The Presentation
As Mary and Joseph humbly brought You Lord to the Temple; I can see how their Obedience to God’s law and will draw me even closer to You Lord. Obedience isn’t always easy, but once “God’s Will” is more clearly understood –I can see how being obedient to You becomes more natural. In today’s gospel You tell us, “…he will vindicate them speedily.” My prayer life Lord will be magnified as I draw my life, my interests and my focus; more fully on You Lord. Mary and Joseph have been wonderful examples, teaching us how a consistent, persistent, unceasing obedient life to God’s law enriches our life, always leading us to You.

The 5th Joyful Mystery -Finding in The Temple
This is a wonderful mystery Lord for me to ponder. In my life Lord I shall have unwavering dedication to the sacraments and devotions that eternally honor You Lord. I can see only You, in my life, in my heart and in all that matters to me. As this widow stayed fully focused on her vindication before this unrighteous judge; I shall stay fully focused on You, the Holy Eucharist (YOU), my devotion to the Rosary –that is all about YOU. Thank you Lord for always loving me so much, most especially since I know I don’t deserve it. Glory and Honor and Praise to You Lord.

Today’s Joyful Mysteries has further filled my heart with the JOY knowing that You Lord have filled my heart with Your love.

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Gospel Rosary Devotion

BEADS OF JOY 11-15-13
“Gospel Rosary Devotions”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Today’s Gospel: Luke 17:26-37 (The Day of The Son of Man) “As it was in the days of Noah, so will it be in the days of the Son of man.  They ate, they drank, they married, they were given in marriage, until the day when Noah entered the ark, and the flood came and destroyed them all. Likewise as it was in the days of Lot -- they ate, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they built, but on the day when Lot went out from Sodom fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all -- so will it be on the day when the Son of man is revealed. On that day, let him who is on the housetop, with his goods in the house, not come down to take them away; and likewise let him who is in the field not turn back. Remember Lot's wife. Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it. I tell you, in that night there will be two in one bed; one will be taken and the other left. There will be two women grinding together; one will be taken and the other left." And they said to him, "Where, Lord?" He said to them, "Where the body is, there the eagles will be gathered together."


My Friends,
Today I begin a new transformation of sharing and writing… Today I will be reflecting upon each mystery of the Sorrowful Mysteries from today’s Gospel vantage point… I encourage you to do the same… I pray that you too are spiritually enlightened by these reflections… I welcome you to what will hopefully be some incredibly blessed Gospel Rosary Devotions. Stay tuned to this blog everyday and join with us in Praying The Rosary together.

The 1st Sorrowful Mystery – The Agony in The Garden
Let us surrender fully to God’s Will in this mystery. In today’s gospel Lord -You warn us that “The Days of The Son of Man” will indeed swiftly come upon me. Many of us will be going about our daily lives unaware of what is happening. To this I shall embrace verse 33 as I begin praying this mystery, “Whoever seeks to gain his life will lose it, but whoever loses his life will preserve it.” Here’s what I shall do: Stay alert, pray daily and keep my life fully focused on Jesus – He is the Way, the Truth and the Life.

The 2nd Sorrowful Mystery – Scourging at The Pillar
In the second mystery I should surrender a step further then the first, and let my life of suffering begin. Who am I Lord to think that I deserve to be treated like royalty? No Lord I do not deserve that. I know that living a life of luxury, filled with the spoils of this life only destroy and eat away at the Spiritual part of me, that is You. I need to do more, by doing less for myself. In today’s gospel I am warned –not to save this life; for by doing so I will indeed lose my life for all eternity.

The 3rd Sorrowful Mystery – Crowning with Thorns
As I begin the third mystery I see that Jesus further suffers for me. I need to be more like Jesus and have Moral Courage in my daily challenges; most especially when others make fun of me because of my faith; or when the liberal society hates me so much and speaks evil lies about me. I must take courage and continue to read my bible and pray my rosary and boldly speak of Jesus and our Lady.  Jesus is my strength, He alone will help me stay strong when the thorns pierce my skull.

The 4th Sorrowful Mystery – Carrying of The Cross
In this mystery Lord, I learn greatly about Your Patience, Your example of carrying something a Cross –falling without stopping, bleeding endless as You suffer. In today’s gospel I need to be patient with others, who are not focused on You. I must stay focused on You throughout my life, I must always stay in my view and I must continue to forge forward towards You, no matter what. The weight, the size and burden of my Cross, even if I have blood-shed from carrying it - I shall continue to carry it –and I will not be discouraged or turn me away.

The 5th Sorrowful Mystery – The Crucifixion
This mystery Lord breaks my heart, my tears flow as I see you suffer for me up on that huge Cross. I am so unworthy of the love you so unconditionally give me constantly. In this mystery as I reflect it upon today’s Gospel, I see clearly that Self-denial must be a huge part of who I am, when I surrender my life fully to You Lord. This life isn’t and shouldn’t be all about me, rather I wish to offer it to You Lord, serving You. I will do this by serving others, especially those unworthy and undeserving of it.

Watch for more and more of these style meditations. The Holy Spirit has led me to this; there will be many more scriptural meditations like this to come..

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And His Most Blessed Mother,
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Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Rosary Man's Gospel Study

BEADS OF JOY 11-12-13
“Rosary Man’s Gospel Study”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,
Today I’d like to share with all of you, a most Joyous incredibly fun way to entrench yourself into scripture, more specifically the Gospels. This method is of my own design, one that I have used for about the past decade. Do note that this method of study, is driven by my own personal deeply devoted love for Almighty God the Father, Jesus His only begotten Son, the Holy Spirit our Lord has given to each of us and our Lady –the one who has brought my Lord to me and through her Rosary brings me to my Lord.

Early on in my Spiritual walk I realized that scripture plays a most significant role in our Spiritual understanding and growth. Not only is it important that we read our bible every day; but through all this and my prayer life I was led to set=up a method by which I can entrench myself more fully, more consistently in my daily life. This method I am about to share, should you take the challenge will definitely change your life forever.







I encourage you… I challenge you…

LOVE YOU GUYS!!!!
Your brother in Christ Jesus
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Monday, November 11, 2013

Strength Can Be Found in Jesus

BEADS OF JOY 11-11-13
“Strength Can Be Found in Jesus”
©2013 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

Today’s Gospel: Luke 17:1-6 (Temptation to Sin) “And he said to his disciples, "Temptations to sin are sure to come; but woe to him by whom they come! It would be better for him if a millstone were hung round his neck and he were cast into the sea, than that he should cause one of these little ones to sin. Take heed to yourselves; if your brother sins, rebuke him, and if he repents, forgive him; and if he sins against you seven times in the day, and turns to you seven times, and says, `I repent,' you must forgive him." The apostles said to the Lord, "Increase our faith!" And the Lord said, “If you had faith as a grain of mustard seed, you could say to this sycamore tree, `Be rooted up, and be planted in the sea,' and it would obey you.”


My Friends,

Today we receive truly wonderful and insightful words from our Lord. We must obey what He teaches us. Let's keep in mind and thought, the reality of who Jesus is in our lives, we can start by identifying who Jesus is? We all know, He is God, Almighty God, and creator of the entire universe, Jesus is equally one third the Holy Trinity. Knowing and truly believing that with all your heart makes obeying Him a complete and utter pleasure every day. So now let's look at today's gospel.

You know all of us have some sort of "driving force" in our lives. Something that motivates, excites, thrills and pushes us to the next level; to the next day, to the next moment every day. What is it that toots your horn? A rather unique way to ask I think. Satan sets traps for us every day, he is the expert in deceit and lies. He to like God wants our soul, but the difference is with satan, after he embraces our soul and entangles us in his web of lies, murder and destruction, he will cast us into the lake of fire of all eternity and torment us and his intention is to keep us from God for all eternity. A hefty price to pay for living a life that pleases our worldly pleasures alone. Many people are misled by others who sometimes knowingly mislead them. A very wise man, my cousin told me, "No matter how much money you have you will never buy happiness and what really matters in life, look upon your family, your kids, your wife, your parents; it don't matter how much money you have, you can't buy all their love and support." That was the very wise words of my cousin Eugene Mosiello. Thank you cuz. Those words truly resonate, I appreciate your love in sharing such insight, and I love you dearly in return.

How much do you really trust that our Lord will help you resist sin? How much do you really trust that our Lord will help you through the fire of temptation? Sometimes it's the temptation that defeats us way more than the actual sin. Know that we do have the strength within us, through God's grace to defeat the temptations, put before us in our lives. Yes, I agree with you, sometimes it seems as though it is absolutely impossible. Is it a desire to something carnal? …or hateful? …or revengeful? …or mean and deadly? Do you feel led to destroy what is good? …to destroy what is life? …to think you, yourself are your own God? I know to some, that may seem a bit far-fetched, but scary as that may sound, so much of it and even more is true for so many of us. There is only one God, one Lord, one leader and enforcer of the law, and His name is Jesus. Leaders and tyrants and dictators come and go in this life, but Jesus remains ever eternal. Let us not try to live our lives the way we want to. I know that just turned off a whole bunch of you all, sorry, you don't have to like it. Just read God's word and you will simply see that we must surrender fully to His will, not our own. In doing so, and seriously doing His will, we will not so easily be led into sin, the very sin that in the end can and will destroy us. Yes temptation will always come, how we handle it will determine the eternal road we shall travel.

We need to be examples for others to witness. Our lives will never be perfect by any means. We all fall short, no one is perfect and no one is without sin. But how we handle that in our lives will be seen by many, and that example will either led or send away many to our Lord. Trying our best and never giving into the world's definition of happiness and pleasure and success is a wonderful first step for many of us. Jesus Himself clearly tells us, "I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.” Luke 5:32. We are weak and we need Jesus, His love, His forgiveness and His help in defeating that which draws us away from Him. Refer to scripture for comfort, we are not alone as sinners. Jesus is with us with the help of the Holy Spirit, to help guide us back to Him through these temptations that mislead us. Look at what Mark 2:16-17 say, "When the teachers of the law who were Pharisees saw him eating with the sinners and tax collectors, they asked his disciples: “Why does he eat with tax collectors and sinners?” On hearing this, Jesus said to them, “It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners.” Praise Jesus for loving all of us so much. Today let us look towards Jesus as we know and feel and sense temptation attacking us. He will be there to help us through. And when in doubt, share your true trust in our Lord, by praying to Him, "Jesus, I trust in You."


Helpful Prayer During Temptation
O Lord, I know I do not deserve your love and mercy, I know I am unworthy of it, I know I offend You often, I know You have loved me without me ever loving You. I come to You today Lord, trusting fully in You always -most especially in my failures. Lord, You alone are my refuge, clearly knowing that my ability to defeat the temptations in my life, can only be done through You and with You in my life. Today Lord I surrender all to You, “I can do all things in He who strengthens me.” Amen…

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