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Rosary Meditations
From Junior Shepherds of Christ Associate Meetings


SORROWFUL MYSTERIES
FEBRUARY 8, 1996

The Agony in the Garden

  1. Be with Jesus in the garden. Kneel beside Him and feel the pain in His Heart.
  2. How tenderly He loves us, that God came to this earth and gave Himself for love of us.
  3. Jesus is a Person. He loves each one of us with a most personal love.
  4. He is a Divine Person. He loves us more than any human person could love us.
  5. Jesus saw before Him all His suffering.
  6. He knew the sins of all men from all time.
  7. Because of His great love for us and for all men, His Heart was in such pain.
  8. He knows us more than we know and love ourselves.
  9. He is alive this day and He lives in our hearts.
  10. He wants us to love Him at every moment, but He is forgotten and ignored and He is God.

The Scourging at the Pillar

  1. Jesus saw in the garden all the events that would happen and He suffered so He sweat blood.
  2. They led Jesus away as a criminal and they tied Him to a pillar.
  3. At any moment Jesus could have stopped the men, but because of His great love for us, He allowed them to whip Him.
  4. Jesus did this, allowed them to whip Him for me.
  5. Jesus felt alone at the pillar.
  6. Many times when others are cruel to us, we feel alone and very hurt.
  7. Many times when we pray and talk about God in the world today others treat us cruelly.
  8. God is almighty; He controls everything. Our every breath and heartbeat depend on God.
  9. God first loved us and commands us to love Him.
  10. The greatest commandment of all is to love God with our whole heart, our whole soul, and our whole mind.

The Crowning with Thorns

  1. God commands us to love Him first and to love our neighbors.
  2. He suffered for us and paid for our sins by the price of His blood.
  3. Why are men so willful, so full of pride that they ignore the Almighty God Who gives them their very breath?
  4. Look at Jesus, crowned with thorns, His face covered with blood. He suffered because He loves me.
  5. God is offended by the willfulness of men today.
  6. Whether we go to heaven or hell depends on whether we love God and love one another.
  7. Jesus shows us how to love by giving Himself for love of us.
  8. Jesus was crowned with thorns. He was whipped; His body was torn. He suffered this that we would share in His life and go to heaven someday.
  9. Our life here will end soon and we will be somewhere forever and ever. Let us love God and love one another. Then we will share in the great gift He gives us, the gift of eternal life in heaven.
  10. Think of the men that whipped Jesus and crowned Him with thorns. Think how cold their hearts were.

Our Lord Carries His Cross

  1. They stood around Jesus and they hollered at Him, "...'Crucify him!'" (Mk. 15:13)
  2. They gave Jesus a heavy cross laden with all the sins of men from all time. They put it on His shoulder. They made Him carry the cross.
  3. It was so heavy that Jesus could not carry it any longer. He collapsed and fell to the ground.
  4. He got up and tried to move. He saw the red, teared, covered face of His beloved Mother.
  5. She looked into Jesus' tender gentle eyes covered with blood.
  6. This was the little baby that she carried. Now she saw Him covered with blood and wounds.
  7. Mary loves Jesus with the most tender love.
  8. It is in going to the heart of Mary that we will learn to love our beloved Jesus.
  9. The Holy Spirit is the Spouse of Mary.
  10. The Holy Spirit works within the heart of Mary to make us more holy, more like our beloved Jesus.

Jesus, the Son of God, Dies on the Cross

  1. Jesus was nailed to the cross.
  2. Jesus hung on the cross for three hours.
  3. His Mother, Mary, stood beneath the cross in excruciating pain. She watched her Son die.
  4. Before He died, He gave His Mother, Mary, to us as our Mother.
  5. Our Mother, Mary, loves us so much.
  6. She saw Jesus hang and die on the cross. She knows the great love that Jesus has for us.
  7. She wants to mother us. She will help us to love Jesus.
  8. It is important that we give ourselves to her, to her motherly care.
  9. If we want peace and joy in our lives, we must give ourselves to Mary and to her Son.
  10. Mary said at Fatima that she wants us to give our hearts to her and to the Heart of her Son. Mary said at Fatima that she wants us to pray the rosary everyday. If we do this, we will have peace in the world.

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