Today’s Gospel: Matthew 5:20-26 (Concerning Anger)
Why are you so angry? I don’t ask you that directly or personally, I rather ask you that generally, why? I’ve noticed today in the world we live in, that there is so much more anger in it. It’s really sad, how if you are in front of someone in a store, someone behind you is bound to be angry grumbling something; and on most roads if you dare drive the speed limit someone behind you will be freaking out swaying in and out of traffic peaking to see who is holding everyone up. Maybe I am being Captain Obvious here, but I hope I’m not the only one noticing this. We must learn to control and eliminate our anger; it will be our undoing.
Why are you so angry? Consider replacing your anger with a simple prayer or music or a distraction that is of interest to you. Try to make it your goal to avoid anger every time you think you may get angry. Anger doesn’t solve anything. If your heart if full of anger how can you love anyone. Ask Jesus to fill your heart with His love and His grace so that your words and actions will be filled with His love.
Pondering these thoughts today: Some of y’all know me, some of y’all don’t. Well regardless I will say this. The best way to manage anger is to shower your life with our Lord’s love. I know that sounds so simple to some and even unexplainable to others. I believe in living a full spiritual life that is alive 24/7/365. My life is entrenched in sharing, praying and encouraging others to Pray The Rosary; that keeps me very focused on Jesus and our Lady and scripture all the time. I battle life just like you do, I just manage it differently.
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: http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-sorrowful-mysteries_11.html
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. http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2010/03/marys-way-of-cross.html It is unique and emotionally very moving as you move from station to station… From my heart to yours.