Sunday, October 2, 2016

Lord, Increase Our Faith

BEADS OF JOY 10-02-16
“Lord, Increase Our Faith”
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel: Luke 17:5-10 (Lord, “Increase Our Faith!”)
“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." 

"Will any one of you, who has a servant plowing or keeping sheep, say to him when he has come in from the field, `Come at once and sit down at table'? Will he not rather say to him, `Prepare supper for me, and gird yourself and serve me, till I eat and drink; and afterward you shall eat and drink'? Does he thank the servant because he did what was commanded? So you also, when you have done all that is commanded you, say, `We are unworthy servants; we have only done what was our duty.'"

Does your love for God compel you to give your best? How strong is your faith? Do you give the Lord your best, regardless of the cost? Are you as generous in your love for Almighty God as He is as generous in loving you? There is much to think about. But the real truth is we do not have to complicate this at all; it’s really very simple. God created us in love to love us and He fills our hearts with His love; loving Him back should be so simple, after all we are all made in His likeness.

“There is a place in the human heart no doctor will find, no x-ray will show, no medical science professor can explain; but that place is a place that only Jesus can reside in, when that place remains vacant too long, a human heart remains lonely, lost and feels like they are always missing something. ONLY Jesus can fill that empty place. ONLY Jesus can fill that heart with the love it is missing. ONLY Jesus!” ~me

I know many of you understand exactly what I am talking about. Some people try to fill that empty place with other things, bad habits, other stuff, thinking it will quench the hunger they so desperately desire. But you know as well as I do that they continue to go on feeling that hunger. Many have died with a bottle in their hand or a needle in their arm seeking a way to fill this open empty place inside of them. Well, truth be known, only God’s love through the blood of Jesus will you ever be able to fill that empty place so perfectly. He so perfectly fills that empty lonely place that you will find that every single day there is an overflow that allows you to share and share and share and you will never ever ever never ever run out. WOW, I meant all that, no matter how much of a run on sentence that was. LOL. Jesus promises to fill our cup and fill our cup and fill our cup so much, that your desire to share Him will come naturally. This is why I so easily share Him so much.

If there’s one thing I have learned through my observations of those who share Jesus, our Lady and The Rosary is this: Those who share tremendously, understand that they have been given a “wealth” of love that must be shared in order for it to grow. Each of my 5 “Spiritual Superheroes” possess that quality. When we think of wealth, many think of hardcore cash. Well, pure wealth that it has eternal value is worth more than all the cash and gold the world has to offer. If Jesus resides in your heart and He has filled your cup to overflowing capacity that overflows constantly; you my sisters and brothers have been given a most blessed gift. You are more than billionaires beyond your wildest dreams. Jesus has given you something money can NOT buy. Our Lord’s love is free, but we must be humble and loving in return to Him. Our love for Jesus and others must be pure and real. We must always put others needs before our own. There are things we will do automatically when Jesus resides inside our hearts. For starters our love will be genuine and real and Jesus will begin to shine through us. I hope and pray that today’s reflection was an inspiration; and that you appreciate the love God has for you and you have for Him in a whole new way. Enjoy the Lord’s Day my friends. See you tomorrow.


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

Rosary Man Jim's Glorious Reflections: