Today’s Gospel: John 21:20-25 (The Beloved Disciple)
Have you ever wondered about that very question? Why are we here? I know way back in the day, when I was much younger and I didn’t know Jesus, I often times wondered why does this world exist? What is our purpose? Was our existence all chance? If not, then what are we supposed to do? I guess I was just a typical college kid during those years of questioning everything. But then Jesus came into my life and my world has never ever been the same since. Here it is 34 years later and I feel like our relationship is new and refreshing still.
Pondering these thoughts today: I want all you guys to do something today. Think of it as Today’s Challenge. Don’t worry, it’s nothing anyone else but you and God will see. Grab a piece of paper and pen and draw a line down the middle. On one side, up top, write My Deepest Joys In This Life and on the other side, up top, write My Possessions. I ask one thing of you, take your time. Gentlemen make sure your wife’s name goes in the correct column. I’m just being light hearted. Please I want you to get the deep spiritual understanding of what really matters in this life, and why you are truly here. This life is beyond amazing and exciting. The objective here is that when you are done you will see how your life's deepest joys truly have the most meaning. Examples: Personal relationship with Jesus, relationship with your wife, your children, parents, siblings, close with my priest, loving church community, going to Mass, going to confession, adoration, praying the rosary, you get the idea. Have fun. I recommend you do this often, especially whenever you may feel uncertain about this life. Stay focused on the Joys our Lord has blessed us with.
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