Today’s Gospel: Luke 6:36-38 (Judging Others)
Jesus’ love and mercy must rule our hearts. We must never be a judge or ruler against anyone. Who do we think we are anyway? None of us dare qualify for such a role. Neither you or I decide who is good or bad or whatever; our objective as a true disciple is to love. Our faith is very distinct and that’s what makes it so different from others. Jesus teaches us to love one another no matter what; giving everyone the same equal love, kindness and mercy. We must be humble, yes.
Pondering these thoughts today: Consider today’s gospel a challenge. Yes, a challenge! How many people do you know that maybe annoy you or aggravate you or that you have judged in whatever it is that they do? Today, just for today begin this way and pray, “Dear Jesus, I love ____ with a merciful heart, asking you Lord to guide me as I no longer judge ____ anymore. Instead I will pray for him/her with a loving heart asking you Lord to guide me closer to you. Please forgive me Lord for my cruel judgment against ____, I will instead focus on love from now on, with your help Lord. I ask this in your name. Amen.”
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 mornings, because every morning begins with the Rosary.
Rosary Man Jim’s Joyful Reflection: http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-joyful-mysteries_10.html