Sunday 20 February 2011
As we all know, at the beginning of the year, we take some good resolutions. We all know too, that good resolutions last a few hours, a few days perhaps…and rarely a few months!
Are you going to give up while the year has just begun? Of course not! Here’s a resolution for the new year 2011: take up your rosary!
Obviously the first thing to do is to get that strage necklace with beads of different sizes. And after consulting some of your relatives that know how to use it, you can start off.
It might be a bit bold to start with a whole rosary or with five misteries. No, just start with ten “Hail Mary”. Nothing simpler : put one big bead of the rosary between your thumb and your forefinger and say one “our Father”. Then, for each of the small beads that follow pray one “Hail Mary”. At the end of the series, you’ll say “Glory to the Father”, then the prayer of Fatima. You can associate one Mystery of the Rosary with these “Hail Mary”. You can also pray it for a particular intention. You can pray each “Hail Mary” for someone you know, for peace or or whatsoever.
Those ten “Hail Mary” will be like a daily appointment with the Lord through Mary. You’ll start enjoying it and, probably, you’ll think you might just as well say ten others, and anothers series… until you pray a whole Rosary.
The Rosary is words full of love newly said without ever repeating.
The Rosary is a prayer for peace and that gives peace to you while recinting it.
The Rosary is the Gospel with Mary.
So, pray the Rosary : nothing is simpler, wherever you’re. And say again Archangel Gabriel and Elisabeth’s words.
Preach the Rosary : there too, it’s easy to pray with others, to meet with Jesus through Mary. Why don’t suggest it around you?
Live the Rosary : the more you visit Jesus un the misteries of his Life, the more you will look like Him. Take courage, He’s waiting for you and he’s calling you!
And above all, take your Rosary!
Keep it always at hand, ready to feed your prayer!