Today’s Gospel: John 15:18-21 (The World’s Hatred)
Let’s face it, we all know it, it’s no secret; the world has rejected Jesus Christ. That battle of hatred started back when Jesus walked the earth and unfortunately it continues to this day. Yes, there are over a 1.23 Billion Catholics in the World according to what we were told on my Cursillo Weekend. But keeping all this in perspective there are about 7.5 Billion people in the entire world, found that figure on Google. So, we have a lot of work to do. Yes, I did say that. If you are not like me, or so many of us, stop reading and go find another blog. We seriously need to get to work and start sharing Jesus, our Lady and the Rosary with 6.27 Billion others. We’ll tell everyone, but you know what I mean.
Pondering these thoughts today: This is a lot to take in, I know that, I will talk about this again. But I encourage you to de-clutter your life of the stuff that distracts you and takes you away from focusing on Jesus; takes you away from sharing Jesus and takes you away from loving Jesus Christ MORE!! I am no saint, but I found that a sincere, consistent, prayerful life fully devoted to our Lord is the BEST way to serve Him and not be consumed by this world. This has done many things for me/us. It makes me BOLD in my faith. It helps me in my knowledge in my faith. It prepared me/us for some of the most difficult times in our family, some of you know all the stuff we have been through this past decade; Jesus Christ and our Lady and those blessed beds got us through all of it. I challenge you and I pray for you to have strength as you move forward. You can do it!!
“I am so devoted to the Rosary that just looking at set of Rosary Beads anywhere, sets my heart in a flutter of Joy and Excitement.” I can’t fully explain it, but I love the feeling I get. That’s a secretly that hardly anyone knows. This has been going on for decades (no pun intended) in my life. Give all of yourself to our Lord and our Lady and you too will experience Joy, at levels that will blow your mind in a good exciting Heavenly way. Truly get a taste of Heaven here on Earth; and what is Heaven “Not of This World”.
LOVE YOU GUYS !!!!
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS
Today is Saturday: 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 Saturday mornings, because Saturday like every other day of the week -begins with the Rosary.
Rosary Man Jim’s Joyful Reflection: http://beads-of-joy-blog.blogspot.com/2014/02/the-joyful-mysteries_10.html