Friday, May 19, 2017

Love One Another

BEADS OF JOY 05-19-17
“Love One Another”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel: John 15:12-17 (The Vine and The Branches)
"This is my commandment, that you love one another as I have loved you. Greater love has no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends. You are my friends if you do what I command you. No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide; so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. This I command you, to love one another.”

A dear, special lady in my life, offered me a reflection about my writings yesterday and I must say; I greatly appreciate her love and her passion about hearing my passion for my Lord. Thank you, Becky. I truly love you with all my heart. Our Lord crossed our paths many years ago for this very reason; your spirit is very special and very in-tune with our Lord and our Lady.  You see in me what I can’t. You Becky, are living today’s gospel to the fullest! That is why I needed to share all of this. Becky made a great point and asked me a couple of very significant questions because of her love for me. Why do you do all this? Why do you write? What is the blogs purpose? Who do you want to reach? Inevitably what do you want out of all this?

Yeah that’s a lot. But it’s simple, I wasn’t ready for all the questions at first, but after a couple minutes; I’m ready to answer to all my readers fully and honestly why I do all this. Thank you so much, Becky!

Why do you do all this? To start with, all of this is based on my love for you, all of you, even if I don’t know you or never ever will know you. The point is I want all of you to go to Heaven, to be with Jesus. I do know and I do understand His love, His compassion, His mercy and the way He has helped me and my family through the some of the toughest, most difficult of times. I know Jesus personally and I want you to know Him the same way I do.

Why do you write? This question is worthy of a me writing a book about it. To begin with, I love to write. I most especially love writing about my faith and my love for my Lord, our Lady and the Rosary. But I also enjoy writing short stories, poetry and even making word games. I simply enjoy writing and every single aspect that it involves, even photography. But the spark all began at its highest, after I gave my life to Jesus in 1983. He set my heart on fire and I had to get it all in writing.

What is the blogs purpose? To share with all of you, my spiritual journey while I reach out to everyone across the world; sharing the love and compassion and mercy of Jesus Christ and our Blessed Mother's love and the Joy of the Rosary. The blog serves so many purposes, it’s kind of like my blackboard in the classroom, or the whiteboard in the office or the text you receive each day. Thank you everyone who takes the time to read it each day. This is my life open to you.

Who do you want to reach? Every single human being on the face of Planet Earth! Why? To share Jesus Christ, our Lady and the Rosary and the love they all have instilled in my life. I sincerely have given my life to you my friends by opening my life and bringing you in; to show you even in the worst or best of times Jesus is the absolute center of my life. No matter what I love Jesus Christ, even more when I suffer. I would give my life to save anyone. I mean that! I always try to live my life the way Ananias spoke to Saul who became Paul in Acts of The Apostles, “But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name. Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands-on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.”” ~Acts 9:15-17 PS. Acts of The Apostles is my favorite book in the entire Bible.

Inevitably what do you want out of all this? Most importantly, I pray that so many more people go to Heaven and so many pray the rosary. My most sincere and main objective is that YOU (everyone) make it to Heaven and get to know and love Jesus Christ and Our Lady like I do. And that YOU live and feel the passion in your heart and life the way I do. And most importantly, that YOU become BOLD in your faith, standing strong in what you believe no matter what, always putting Jesus first in life and others second in all that you do. That is my greatest desire of this ministry.

I also hope and I pray if this be God’s Will for me, that this ministry becomes my full-time life commitment. In other words, this will be all that I do to provide for my family. Hopefully, God willing with books, talks and even retreats. I have always had a great desire inside me, to fully give my entire life to Jesus; what better way than to continue doing what I am doing 24/7/365. Dear Lord, I will do this regardless, but if this be your Will, oh the Joy I will experience. But whatever you so desire of me Lord is what I want, no matter what till the day I die; I am yours, do with me as you so wish.

Pondering these thoughts today: I hope and pray that today’s blog was beyond that of your expectations. I am thrilled that Becky opened her heart to me and shared with me what she seen was different about my writings. Becky is truly making me a much better Spiritual Leader and I am truly grateful and deeply blessed to have her in my life. Her example and her life spiritual life that I witness is truly amazing. She and I experience Jesus and Our Lady a lot together and we always will. Thank you, Jesus, for Becky.


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.