Sunday, October 9, 2016

Cleansing of The Ten Lepers

BEADS OF JOY 10-09-16
“Cleansing of The Ten Lepers”
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel:Luke 17:11-19 (Cleansing of The Ten Lepers)
“On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee. And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance and lifted up their voices and said, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us." When he saw them he said to them, "Go and show yourselves to the priests." And as they went they were cleansed. Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan. Then said Jesus, "Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine? Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?" And he said to him, "Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well."

How grateful have we been to God, who has been merciful and loving to us without any reason for his unconditional love, except that He really loves us? Do we recognize His love and mercy in our lives? How has God’s abundant love blessed us in ways that we notice each day, but fail to give thanks? Those are just a few thoughts to get the Wells of Joy cranking inside our heads and our hearts. We have so much to be thankful for. Jesus immediately recognizes the Samaritans gratefulness and He also takes notice of the others who didn’t take a moment to give thanks. We must always be thankful. Live a life of Gratitude, that’s the best attitude. You appreciate life so much more.

Our lives should be simple, they shouldn’t be so complicated or selfish or so wrapped up in “things” that we have no time to be grateful for those for are generous and kind to us. This life goes by us, so fast. We should slow down and take some time to smell the roses and visit the hospitals and reach out to those who have been so kind to us. When we are on our death if we are so lucky (yes lucky), some people just die; but if you are on your death bed, let’s not have any regrets only joy and thanksgiving in preparing to unite with Jesus. A death bed can be a good place. I see it as God’s way of giving us, just a little bit of time to say good-bye, to say I love you, to say I appreciate all you have done for me. Those final moments many people don’t usual get.

OK, no more, Grim Reaper stuff. LOL. It’s must be because it’s October? Anyhow. Living a life of gratitude changes everything (try it); especially when you start to appreciate everything and everyone in your life. This attitude gives you a whole new perspective on life, a new refreshing, bright, joyful way to see each day. A new refreshing, bright, joyful way to see others. And best of all, you really see how wonderful and glorious our Lord is in your life; because the entire world around you becomes brighter and more joyful for you. As soon as your eyes open in the morning; you become grateful that our Lord has allowed another day for you to enjoy. You have a whole new appreciation for your life and that is a great way to live; it takes away and eliminates selfishness and empty conceit. You become a happier, more joyful person to be with. I hope this reflection fills your heart with Joy and Happiness and you now have a new refreshing way to see how wonderful life can be. Till tomorrow. Keep Smiling and Thanking God.


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


Today is Sunday: We pray the Glorious Mysteries:

The Glorious Mysteries

1. The Resurrection (Faith) –Mark 16:1-8
2. The Ascension (Hope) –Luke 24:50-53
3. The Descent of the Holy Spirit (Love) –Acts 2:1-4
4. The Assumption of Our Lady
(Grace of a Happy Death) –Rev 12:1-6
5. The Coronation of Mary (Mary’s intercession) –Judith 15:9-10

Glory and Honor and Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ!

Rosary Man Jim's Glorious Reflections: