Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
The first missionary adventure for the apostles and disciples is successful. Joyfully they return to Jesus. The Lord always waits for me listening as I express my joy in bringing his message to others.
I express that joy in a special way today on the feast of Our Lady of the Rosary. With her I shall pray the joyful mysteries. In the first mystery she teaches me to accept God’s will with confidence, and not worry about the future. Then she tells me with the hope I have gained from this contemplation, I should seek out those who need help, affirmation.
In the third mystery, the Nativity of the Lord, Mary shows me that if I am wedded to the Holy Spirit I too can bring Jesus into the world for others. Next,the Presentation. Here she was given a preview of the sufferings she would encounter as she witnessed her Son’s heart pierced with a lance for those today who alienate themselves from him by sin. To pray for us now and at the hour of our death became her job description,
The fifth mystery: Jesus is lost then found in the temple. What stress and anxiety challenged her faith. I will pray today with Mary for the many people in the world today who live with stress and anxiety and without faith, without hope.