Monday, September 19, 2016

Parable of The Lamp

BEADS OF JOY 09-19-16
“Parable of The Lamp”
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel: Luke 8:16-18 (Parable of The Lamp)
"No one after lighting a lamp covers it with a vessel, or puts it under a bed, but puts it on a stand, that those who enter may see the light. For nothing is hid that shall not be made manifest, nor anything secret that shall not be known and come to light. Take heed then how you hear; for to him who has will more be given, and from him who has not, even what he thinks that he has will be taken away."

Living in God’s light means that all our secrets are brought out into the light for God to see. Yes, that can be frightening if we are hiding something; but it can also be a blessed freedom of joy to, to be out of the darkness. Our mission if we are to assume one in this life; is to be the one who brings the light of Christ to others. To help them see the truth of the Gospel, free help them from the blindness of their sin and help them out of the deception of this world. Yes, we have a lot of work to do.

Do you know there is so much Joy living in the Light of Christ? None of us are perfect, no not one! But we are all children of God and we are all saved and forgiven and cleansed of our sin by His Holy Blood. All we must do is ask, seek and knock and Jesus will there for us for all eternity. Surrender to Jesus fully my friends, there is no better life to live. Those who choose to be against God I believe only do so because they have never ever had a relationship with Him. If they knew of His love and mercy and compassion they’d never a life that did not embrace Jesus.

I reach out to all of you who maybe never considered a life devoted to Our Lord. I reach to you, to tell you He is the One the Only One who you should be worshiping and adoring. Jesus Christ died so that you, me, all of us might live eternally with Him and The Father in Heaven. If you don’t know Jesus Christ, maybe it’s time to get to know Him. Kneel down wherever you are, bow your head and ask for Jesus to come into your life. He will change your life for the better. He will never ever leave you or forsake you. He will always be there for you. He will always give you a feeling a calmness and peace in this world of discontent. Even if someone is shouting at you for loving Jesus or threatening you because of your love for Jesus, you will find peace even in that situation. Nothing can or could or would ever separate you from His love. Nothing! See you all tomorrow.


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


Today is Monday: We pray the Joyful Mysteries:

The Joyful Mysteries

1. The Annunciation (Humility) – Luke 1:26-28
2. The Visitation (Love of Neighbor) – Luke 1:39-45
3. The Birth of Jesus (Poverty of Spirit) – Luke 2:1-20
4. The Presentation (Purity of Mind and Spirit) – Luke 2:22-38
5. Finding in The Temple (Obedience) –Luke 2:41-50

I simply love the morning, because they always begin with the Rosary.

Rosary Man Jim’s Joyful Reflection: