Tuesday, November 1, 2016

Blessed Are You

BEADS OF JOY 11-01-16
“Blessed Are You”
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel: Matthew 5:1-12a (Blessed Are You)
“ Seeing the crowds, he went up on the mountain, and when he sat down his disciples came to him. And he opened his mouth and taught them, saying: "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted. "Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth. "Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be satisfied. "Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy. "Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God. "Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God. "Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. "Blessed are you when men revile you and persecute you and utter all kinds of evil against you falsely on my account. Rejoice and be glad, for your reward is great in heaven.”

Do you understand happiness, in sorrow? Do you hunger and thirst for God so much so, that nothing else can possibly satisfy that feeling in you, and fill you with such incredible complete contentment? Yes, indeed, that was a huge question. All the things on this earthly life will one day pass and all we will have is Jesus before us. Did you ever the saying, “Don’t put all your eggs in one basket.”? Well if your entire basket is sitting on the ground of this earth and all the eggs are in it or even if they are in a bunch of different baskets on this earth, then you have all your eggs still in one basket. Think about that for just one minute. Simply move most of your eggs into a basket held by Jesus and you will be making a wise move. Of cause, I don’t mean real eggs, it’s just a saying. I am referring to your focus and your hopes and your dreams and your goals, your time and your life’s purpose. If you are fixated on this earth, this is where you will remain.

We need to use the time we have here the best way we can, focusing on Jesus and sharing Jesus. We don’t have to be college educated or have gone to a seminary. Our faith, simple and pure is all we need. God knows our hearts and our witness is our lives that we live. Everything that we do will be observed not only by God, but by others. The doubters will look and see if what we say, is what we do. The believers will look and see what we say and share, is indeed what we do. But most importantly behind closed doors, God Himself when no one is looking, sees exactly who we are when no one is looking; and it is His eyes that matter the most, for in His judgement we shall be eternally judged. Let us use this time wisely and with the best of all intentions.

There is nothing in this world that we need once we have Jesus. I always consider my life complete with Jesus in it. Nothing else is needed. Period! This is what I have been saying for decades:

"You can have all this world has to offer, it’s wealth, it’s lust, it’s things; all I want and desire is Jesus.” ~ Jim (Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

I stand by that to this day. The reality is, all I want is my rosary beads and my bible, my family and friends and I’m good. I believe we can all live simple lives without having so much over-excessive stuff; while doing all we can, to help as many individuals and families as possible who have absolutely nothing, including food. That is what we should be doing. Let us reach out to others as best we can. God knows our hearts and our intentions, ask Him to lead you to those in need. Let us all pray for those who suffer the most and ask Jesus to help us help them. May our guide your hearts as we do all we can to help others. Talk to you tomorrow.


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


Today is Tuesday: We pray the Sorrowful Mysteries:

The Sorrowful Mysteries

1. Agony on the Garden (Sorrow for sin) –Matt 26:36-46
2. Scourging at the Pillar (Purity) –Mark 15:1-16
3. Crowning with Thorns (Moral Courage) –Matt 27:27-31
4. Carrying of the Cross (Patience) –Mark 15:20-22
5. The Crucifixion (Perseverance) –Luke 23:33-46

Thank you Lord for loving us so much…

Rosary Man Jim’s Sorrowful Reflection: