😎🐫🎤 Christ’s peace and presence be with you. This past weekend was another successful Walk to Emmaus weekend. Was it a success because of how smoothly everything ran? Nope. It was an Emmaus weekend, which means Satan will mess with the team, the Pilgrims, the volunteers, and basically anything and everything he can to stand in the way of the Holy Spirit. So how do I know it was a successful weekend? Because despite Satan’s best efforts, the Holy Spirit showed up, moved in and through everyone, and changed lives. It’s just incredible to hear them talk about their experience. They were so absolutely moved, that I think everyone of them shed tears at the closing prayer service Sunday evening.
Saturday morning as our volunteer crew prepared breakfast for the men, a friend of mine honored me with a very precious gift, her mom’s rosary collection. Seriously, I can’t express how honored I was and am that she offered them to me. The collection also included one of her dad’s and one of her grandmother’s rosaries.
You may have noticed that one of the rosaries has tape on it. Jenni told me that was her mom’s favorite one. After I got back home, I took some time to look at them and hold them in my hands. As I worked my way through them, I noticed there were three that were so warn, that Jesus was coming loose from the cross. I saved her favorite one for last and realized only the tape was holding Jesus to the cross. I have never seen or experienced such a well prayed set of rosaries. Seriously, she literally prayed Jesus of them. She set Him free. Jenni also shared with me that her mom was a convert to Catholicism.
If you are not familiar with praying the rosary, like the Mass, praying the rosary is one big prayer made up of many smaller prayers. There are five decades and as you pray each decade, you focus on a particular event in Jesus’ life and ministry. These are called the Mysteries of the Rosary. As you can see below, there are four sets of Mysteries, the Joyful, Luminous, Sorrowful, and Glorious and they are designated by day as to which ones you focus and meditate on.
In my experience, praying the rosary is one of the most peaceful and peace filled prayers you can pray. Although, praying the Sorrowful Mysteries always makes me sad. If you have never prayed the rosary, or maybe it’s been awhile, I encourage you to click on the link to explore this prayer called the rosary. Dive into the multiple prayers and meditate on the Mysteries. As I do, may you also experience the peace of praying the rosary.
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