Friday, June 9, 2017

Rejection – Day 5/6

BEADS OF JOY 06-09-17
“Rejection – Day 5/6”
©2017 James Dacey, Jr. OFS

My Friends,

Today’s Gospel: 
Mark 12:35-37 (Question About David’s Son)
“And as Jesus taught in the temple, he said, "How can the scribes say that the Christ is the son of David? David himself, inspired by the Holy Spirit, declared, `The Lord said to my Lord, Sit, at my right hand, till I put your enemies under your feet.' David himself calls him Lord; so how is he his son?" And the great throng heard him gladly.”

Beginning Thought: Everything about Jesus can be understood now. The Son of God has already come to Earth.

Is this possible? Can this be possible? Is Jesus Christ the King and of all? Is He the Son of David? Obviously referring to the direct descendant family line. Jesus did not come to rule the lands or the countries of this world. No! Rather he came to rule the hearts and minds of all mankind. Freedom and peace are His goal! But from what? Freedom and peace, from the clutches of sin and satan. And yes, also from the brainwashing power of greed and lust and wealth. God knows man’s weakness towards these sins.

Do not reject Jesus! He is the Christ! The Son of David! The only one who has come to save us! Our life here is for but a moment, in the time and space of all eternity; we must use this time very wisely. For if we use it wisely we shall spend all eternity with Jesus in Heaven; but should we fail, we shall lose sight of Him for all eternity. Our life’s goal, our life’s objective must be to do all we can to prepare for and be ready for eternity. It is time to prepare and be very excited my sisters and brothers.

In this life, we have all the things we need to prepare for eternity. Let us use this time wisely and let us keep peace amongst everyone. God knows our challenges and our hearts, all we need to do is stay focused on Him and He will show us the way. But, should you lose sight, go to Mary through the Rosary and ask her to direct you to her Son.

When was Jesus referred to as the “Son of David” in Scripture? Here are a couple of places you can find it said:

Jesus Heals Two Blind Men
(Matthew 9:27-28)

As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that I am able to do this?” They said to him, “Yes, Lord.”

Jesus and Beelzebul
(Matthew 12:22-24)

Then they brought to him a demoniac who was blind and mute; and he cured him, so that the one who had been mute could speak and see. All the crowds were amazed and said, “Can this be the Son of David?” But when the Pharisees heard it, they said, “It is only by Beelzebul, the ruler of the demons, that this fellow casts out the demons.”

The Canaanite Woman’s Faith
(Matthew 15:21-23)

Jesus left that place and went away to the district of Tyre and Sidon. 22 Just then a Canaanite woman from that region came out and started shouting, “Have mercy on me, Lord, Son of David; my daughter is tormented by a demon.” 23 But he did not answer her at all. And his disciples came and urged him, saying, “Send her away, for she keeps shouting after us.”

The Healing of Blind Bartimaeus
(Mark 10:46-49)

They came to Jericho. As he and his disciples and a large crowd were leaving Jericho, Bartimaeus son of Timaeus, a blind beggar, was sitting by the roadside. When he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, he began to shout out and say, “Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!” Many sternly ordered him to be quiet, but he cried out even more loudly, “Son of David, have mercy on me!” Jesus stood still and said, “Call him here.” And they called the blind man, saying to him, “Take heart; get up, he is calling you.”

Jesus’ Triumphal Entry into Jerusalem
(Matthew 21:8-10)

A very large crowd spread their cloaks on the road, and others cut branches from the trees and spread them on the road. The crowds that went ahead of him and that followed were shouting,
“Hosanna to the Son of David!
Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord!
Hosanna in the highest heaven!”
When he entered Jerusalem, the whole city was in turmoil, asking, “Who is this?

Pondering these thoughts today: Jesus, Son of David! Every chance you get that your heart aches for Jesus and you get blasted out, excited and thrilled to the top of the mountain, thinking about Jesus Christ our Lord and Savior! Pray or better yet Sing the Sanctus: I prefer singing to the top of my lungs! I cannot contain my Joy for the Lord! It overflows, especially when I am home alone all day. I sing to the Lord a lot!!

Holy, holy, holy Lord God of hosts,
Heaven and earth are full of your glory.
Hosanna in the highest.
Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.
Hosanna in the highest.


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.