Sunday, May 7, 2017

Don’t Go Astray

BEADS OF JOY 05-07-17
“Don’t Go Astray”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel: John 10:1-10 (The Good Shepherd)
“Truly, truly, I say to you, he who does not enter the sheepfold by the door but climbs in by another way, that man is a thief and a robber; but he who enters by the door is the shepherd of the sheep. To him the gatekeeper opens; the sheep hear his voice, and he calls his own sheep by name and leads them out. When he has brought out all his own, he goes before them, and the sheep follow him, for they know his voice. A stranger they will not follow, but they will flee from him, for they do not know the voice of strangers." This figure Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them. So, Jesus again said to them, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. All who came before me are thieves and robbers; but the sheep did not heed them. I am the door; if any one enters by me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy; I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly.”

Fully focused on Jesus
There can be no other way;
Fully completely focused on Jesus
We must do this every single day.

Let us not lose our focus, in this life
The lies of the world are meant to deceive;
You must be bold, don’t be scared
Keep your allegiance to Jesus, you shall receive.

Learn His Word, Know His Voice
Remain focused on the Lord above;
Learn His Word, Know His Voice
For it is Jesus alone that is love.

Pondering these thoughts today: Might I encourage you to live a life fully and completely devoted to Jesus Christ. Spend your time thinking about Jesus, know His Word, know His life, know all about Him. Study scripture in such a way that it becomes part of your everyday habit. Become very familiar with who Jesus is; in your life and on your spiritual journey to Heaven. Embrace a wholesome, deep, unique private prayer life. Go to adoration as often as possible. Go to Mass as often as possible and go to confession as often as possible. And always put others before yourself. Ask the Holy Spirit to guide you and draw you closer to Jesus, your life will never be the same.

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

Glory and Honor and Praise to You Lord Jesus Christ!