Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Our Rosary of Sharing

BEADS OF JOY 05-24-17
“Our Rosary of Sharing”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

 My Friends,

Today’s Focus: Our Rosary of Sharing
It is truly amazing, but not shocking how the Rosary is indeed all about sharing. Ever since the first time I ever held a set of Rosary beads and spoke the prayers from my lips; I knew that this precious, blessed prayer had to be shared. The overwhelming joy and happiness that was exploding from within me as I continued to pray was impossible to contain, unless I shared it. I want you to do something very simple, grab hold of your Rosary beads. Now look at them! No, not with a quick glance, but with the eyes of love; pondering thoughts of how many countless thousands, even millions of rosaries around the world have been prayed. Now holding your beads, pray a slow Hail Mary and an Our Father. Look at the Cross on those beads as you pray. Remember pray slowly. Do this whenever you feel you need to slow down in your day. A certain peace will come upon you.

What is Our Rosary of Sharing? There is no question in my life that the Rosary must be shared with every single human being on planet earth. Unless we all join in my friends, I guess I’ll be busy for the next 100+ years. I love the Rosary so much! There was a time, early on, where I use to just write the mysteries over and over and over in my journal. I love seeing the words of the mysteries and knowing and feeling the whole experience of praying the Rosary; seeing them keeps my heart on fire. I don’t really know why I did that. I guess looking back now, maybe it’s like when you fall in love; you write that person’s name, hundreds and hundreds of times because you want that name etched in your heart. Maybe that’s what it is. I know it is. I love the Rosary so much, I want it etched in my heart.

We all can share the Rosary. I love sharing the Rosary everywhere I go, every chance I get. In the past I was over the top and ridiculous, I was like a salesman on steroids. The only thing was I wasn’t selling anything; my gift was free, but it’s rewards are eternal. I hope and pray by God’s Grace I can get back to that ridiculous state of sharing, I miss that. I used to carry hundreds of mission beads with me, how to pray the Rosary pamphlets and bibles. I was on a mission every single day. I still am, but so much has gone on these past few years; but now I see a new chapter about to be written and I see many new wonderful, incredible people being part of my life now. Our Lord has many plans for me and I am so ready and so willing to do whatever His Will is in my life now. I always was, but even more now.

I hope you too can share the Rosary with others. You know I am old man now. LOL I need your help. The more of us that share with just one other person, the quicker the entire planet will want to pray the Rosary. I hope I can at least inspire you to make the effort and do all you can to share Jesus, our Lady and the Rosary. This is the greatest Joy in this life, embrace it and share it with everyone. It’s far too wonderful to just keep it all to ourselves. 
Share! Share! Share!


Your brother in Christ Jesus 
And His Most Blessed Mother,
Jim (The Rosary Man) Dacey Jr OFS

Today is Wednesday: 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 (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!