Good morning good people
May the Lord give you grace, peace and health in the Holy Spirit.
It is 07th October 20222. We celebrate the memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary. We reflect on Acts 1:12-14 and Luke 1:26-38.
As the rosary beads are linked to each other, the rosary and recitation of it unite and bring us closer to Christ through our Beloved Mother Mary. Even though so many Popes, priests and bishops have constantly encouraged us to meditate on the mysteries of our salvation, St. John Paul II, provided us with mysteries of Light. Rosary is nothing but Gospel in miniature.
It is a garland of prayers, praise, petitions, and mysteries of Joy, Sorrow, Glorious and Light. May we all use the rosary for prayer, not for beauty and a magical spell of protection.
The first reading highlights the importance of praying together. “All these joined in continuous prayer, together with several women, including Mary the mother of Jesus, and with his brothers.” (Acts 1:14). Rosary can be prayed individually and as a family, in a Christian community and group. Prayer unites and irritates the devil. Any praise and worship anger the evil one. And so, we have nothing to fear. Our Holy Father Pope Francis encourages us all, “Do not be afraid! Once our lives are open to God, fear can no longer hold us in thrall. You, dear sister, dear brother, if your sins frighten you, if your past worries you, if your wounds do not heal, if your constant failings dishearten you and you seem to have lost hope, please, do not be afraid. God knows your weaknesses and is greater than your mistakes. God is greater than our sins much greater!”
Just like our Mother Mary, we all need to be in prayer and reflect on all God has done in our life. “But Mary kept all these things, pondering them in her heart.” (Lk. 2:19). Emulating Mother Mary, we all need to surrender our life to God by daily recitation of the Rosary. “Mary said, “Here am I, the servant of the Lord; let it be with me according to your word.” May God continue to bless our life.