Tuesday, May 07, 2019

The Sorrowful Mysteries

The First Sorrowful Mystery

The Agony of our Blessed Lord in the Garden

In this first mystery, let us meditate on the untold sufferings and the shedding of the blood of Jesus to expiate the repeated and deliberate sins of mankind.

(Luke 22: 43-44, Matthew 26: 36-44)
Jesus teaches us the need of prayer especially in times of sorrow and distress.

Seeing before Him the great sufferings He has to undergo to free us from sin and death, Jesus prays to His Father to take away that cup of sufferings, be He adds – “not My will but Your will be done”.

In moments of trials and tribulations do I take refuge in prayer or do I lose heart and complain against God?

When everything seems to be dark and lost do I resign myself to the will of God and pray?

From the agony of Christ do I realise the gravity of sin and try to avoid sin and the occasions of sin?

Mary my Mother, help me to understand the gravity of sin. Let me always avoid sin and the occasions of sin.

The Second Sorrowful Mystery

The Third Sorrowful Mystery

The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery

The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery

It was purely coincidental but I thank God for it. I had the opportunity for a mini retreat like rosary while trying to get my kids to say the rosary after one Catechism class this weekend - usually it is not a time for a mini retreat but a time to stare at the children and remind them of rewards awaiting ... if they can say their Rosary properly [their attention spans!] ... It was in the chapel and I found a book on the rosary that I hadn't seen before. I love the questions! 

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