Friends of the Rosary:
We pray today’s Rosary for the victims of the earthquake in Turkey and Syria.
As followers of Jesus, we understand that we are meant to be a source of light to others. When Jesus reigns in our hearts, we bring joy to the Crucified Jesus.
However, being human, we experience weakness and fluctuations in our spiritual journey.
In moments when we don’t feel Jesus close, we turn to prayer and penance to strengthen our faith. But this is not always enough to regain God’s grace. The answer lies in serving others, as the Prophet Isaiah reminded us in the first reading (Is 58:7-10).
“Share your bread with the hungry, shelter the oppressed and the homeless; clothe the naked when you see them, and do not turn your back on your own. Then your light shall break forth like the dawn, and your wound shall quickly be healed; your vindication shall go before you, and the glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. Then you shall call, and the LORD will answer, you shall cry for help, and he will say: Here I am!”
Our faith and charity must work together, as we learned in today’s second Joyful Mystery.
Jesus, I Trust In You!
+ Mikel A. | RosaryNetwork.com, New York