Today’s Gospel: John 16:23-28 (Coming of The Advocate)
The treasures have been uncovered; Jesus has revealed to them God’s love for them and us. Verse 27 reveals the treasure itself has been opened for all to see and hear, “for the Father himself loves you, because you have loved me and have believed that I came from the Father.” My dear sisters and brothers, do you know what this means? Our Lord Jesus Christ has opened His most loving heart to tell us all this. Let us rejoice and be glad in it. We know now for a fact by Jesus Himself, that we can ask God The Father for His mercy and His blessings. Yes, we can boldly in humility, ask God for the very things we need. It is through Jesus’ love for us and our loving Him in return, that we have the very throne of Almighty God within our reach.
“Let them remember that prayer should accompany the reading of Sacred Scripture, so that God and man may talk together.”
Pondering these thoughts today: Today’s gospel is amazing and wonderful, leading us to an incredible revelation and appreciation for sacred scripture. Do you spend time in scripture? More plainly: Do you spend time reading your Bible? Ok, you know what I am going say. How about you try to begin to spend time every single day, reading your Bible. You don’t have to read a book or a chapter. Maybe read the day’s gospel or all the day’s readings or just a page. Yeah, one page per day. That’s simple! Right! I know we are all busy in different ways and it’s not always easy. I suggest you pray for God’s guidance in this. He will lead your heart and desire and believe me, at least from my own experience, once you pick up the Bible, you won’t be able to put it down. Just saying.
LOVE YOU GUYS !!!!
Your brother in Christ Jesus
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 & 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