Greetings on this the Memorial of Our Lady of the Rosary
Readings: GAL 3:7-14; PS 111:1B-2, 3-4, 5-6; LK 11:15-26
Notes: A most tragic death is when a recovered addict slips up one time and takes the poison of his desire. It often leads to instant death. The body having recovered is unable to sustain the abuse as a part of the future. It must remain in the past. It rejects what poisons. So much so to partake again, the last condition of that man is worse than the first. This is the narrative of recovery.
Previous treatment of the Rosay (a story and a reflection):
A second theme today I wish to reflect.
The narrative of the Blessed Mother:
The rosary is the personal story of the Blessed Mother. It is her retelling her story which the gospels have captured in her infancy narratives. Mary did not learn of the narrative from the Gospels! The Gospels got the stories from her and passed them forward.
Yet, listen. The rosary is an invitation to enter into the narrative from HER perspective and from her intimate knowing. You are invited into the Holy Family and know the family story.
Brothers and sisters: Realize that it is those who have faith who are children of Abraham.
The Lord will remember his covenant for ever.
The prince of this world will now be cast out, and when I am lifted up from the earth I will draw all to myself, says the Lord.
“When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, ‘I shall return to my home from which I came.’ But upon returning, it finds it swept clean and put in order.
Then it goes and brings back seven other spirits more wicked than itself who move in and dwell there, and the last condition of that man is worse than the first.”
Peace be with you,