Friday, November 25, 2016

My Words Will Not Pass Away

BEADS OF JOY 11-25-16
“My Words Will Not Pass Away”
©2016 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel: 
Luke 21:29-33 (My Words Will Not Pass Away)
“And he told them a parable: "Look at the fig tree, and all the trees; as soon as they come out in leaf, you see for yourselves and know that the summer is already near. So also, when you see these things taking place, you know that the kingdom of God is near. Truly, I say to you, this generation will not pass away till all has taken place. Heaven and earth will pass away, but my words will not pass away.”

Do you recognize Jesus when you see Him? Do you know the Lord does come to you every single day and that He does long for you? Jesus wants to lead all of us to Heaven. The question here is, do we want Him? Do we recognize the signs like Jesus says we should? I know I just said a whole lot so fast, but we need to be thinking about these things every single day of our life. Our preparation for God’s Kingdom must be a normal everyday part of lives. Our readiness must be even more ready than just “Oh yea I am ready.” it needs to be a very vibrant, excited ready!

Maybe I am just dramatic and way too much on the Charismatic side of my faith; but I believe we should all be living our life fully devoted to Jesus 24/7/365. Yes, yes, I know for the past 33 years I have been told that is impossible. But I am here to tell you that it is very possible! Flood your heart with Jesus Word and Love every day and you will be excited and bubbly all the time. When people ask you, “Why are you so happy?” you will be ready to share Jesus, after all they did ask! I wake up each day thinking, how can I serve my Lord today? The answer doesn’t have to be dramatic, the task doesn’t have to consume me, the labor doesn’t have to tire me, nor will this empty my pockets. But, in the end I will spend the day honoring and serving my Lord in some way.

Today and every day ahead I challenge you, to make Jesus you first and foremost important reason why you open your eyes each day. As you open your eyes, pray a simple prayer, “Thank you for this day Jesus, I love you Jesus.”. And if you are really wound up and excited before you even lift your head off the pillow; pray one Our Father and one Hail Mary, slowly and deliberately from the depths of your heart. Feel each word, feel your heart beat as you pray. It’s amazing how incredible alive prayer is when you are laying down. I can’t explain it in words, but day after day of this kind of very simple prayer is exciting as it reaches deep inside you. I am praying for all of you to find that wonderful joy I live each day. 33 years of Jesus and I still feel like I have just begun this incredible relationship today. Talk to you tomorrow.


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


Today is Friday: 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:

I share this meditation I wrote back in 2010. Here I share my own personal insight and experience, as I journey with our Lady from station to station.
Many Franciscan groups around the world use this for their own group gathering while they meditate the Stations with our Lady. It is unique and emotionally very moving as you move from station to station… From my heart to yours.