7TH OCTOBER 2022
THE FEAST OF OUR LADY OF THE ROSARY
Gal: 3: 7-14, Psalm 9:2-3.6 and 16: -9 LUKE 11: 15-26
THEME: IS YOUR DEVOTION COMPLETE?
The devotion to the Blessed Mother is only possible through faith that is handed down to us by our Father of faith Abraham as first reading alludes (Rom 4:11). This faith as we learn from Abraham, works only when your surrender is complete, and devotion alone will lead you to that surrender.
Is there that surrender? That’s the big question. Where nothing of me everything of you and I know you have big plan for me. Do we have that surrender? When that surrender is there, for the first time you will know faith. But what will lead you to that surrender? Devotion alone will lead you to that surrender.
What is devotion?
I LOVE YOU SO MUCH TWO PEOPLE CAN SAY. In one you can feel the love; the other is just mere expression of words. The other is expression of heart.
That invisible ingredient where a hundred and one percent of my heart is involved in what I do is called Devotion. (Ps 119: 1-2) Somebody told you to pray the rosary properly and everyday if you pray the rosary properly your petitions are answered, and when they are answered your faith is increased, and when your faith is increased you will be able to move mountains with it.
He has been reciting rosary for 30 years now and he thinks Rosary does not work, that’s not the problem, rosary works. The issue here is, he doesn’t have time for rosary, so while praying the rosary he is doing multi-tasking. 1001% is not given to the prayer.
Do we have that devotion, where by while we pray the rosary we give it maximum attention? It is only in a state of non-doing can we inherit vibration, in a state of doing we can’t. That’s why in every spiritual exercise we are asked to close our eyes and go into the state of sensual withdrawal, it is only in this state alone that we can get into touch with our Lady and Jesus His Son. It’s not on the number of decades of rosary we pray per day. But a rosary prayed with full dedication of our mind and body leads to a spiritual evolution.
May God bless you and keep you always in his love! HAPPY FEAST TO YOU ALL!