EXCERPT from “Rosarium Virginis Mariage” — Oct. 16, 2002 Apostolic Letter by Pope John Paul II
The Rosary is by its nature a prayer for peace, since it consists in the contemplation of Christ, the Prince of Peace, the one who is “our peace” (Eph 2:14). Anyone who assimilates the mystery of Christ – and this is clearly the goal of the Rosary – learns the secret of peace and makes it his life’s project. Moreover, by virtue of its meditative character, with the tranquil succession of Hail Marys, the Rosary has a peaceful effect on those who pray it, disposing them to receive and experience in their innermost depths, and to spread around them, that true peace which is the special gift of the Risen Lord (cf. Jn 14:27; 20.21).
The Rosary is also a prayer for peace because of the fruits of charity which it produces. When prayed well in a truly meditative way, the Rosary leads to an encounter with Christ in his mysteries and so cannot fail to draw attention to the face of Christ in others, especially in the most afflicted. How could one possibly contemplate the mystery of the Child of Bethlehem, in the joyful mysteries, without experiencing the desire to welcome, defend and promote life, and to shoulder the burdens of suffering children all over the world? How could one possibly follow in the footsteps of Christ the Revealer, in the mysteries of light, without resolving to bear witness to his “Beatitudes” in daily life? And how could one contemplate Christ carrying the Cross and Christ Crucified, without feeling the need to act as a “Simon of Cyrene” for our brothers and sisters weighed down by grief or crushed by despair? Finally, how could one possibly gaze upon the glory of the Risen Christ or of Mary Queen of Heaven, without yearning to make this world more beautiful, more just, more closely conformed to God’s plan?
In a word, by focusing our eyes on Christ, the Rosary also makes us peacemakers in the world. By its nature as an insistent choral petition in harmony with Christ’s invitation to “pray ceaselessly” (Lk 18:1), the Rosary allows us to hope that, even today, the difficult “battle” for peace can be won. Far from offering an escape from the problems of the world, the Rosary obliges us to see them with responsible and generous eyes, and obtains for us the strength to face them with the certainty of God’s help and the firm intention of bearing witness in every situation to “love, which binds everything together in perfect harmony” (Col 3:14).
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WHEN DID WE GO FROM”IN GOD WE TRUST” TO “WE’RE HERE AND WE’RE QUEER”?
Following the Royal Decree from emperor Barack I, the concept of affirmative action has been rendered moot, for all intents and purposes. Since he who won’t be ignored has insisted, anybody can be any race or gender they want to be. Personally, I feel like I’m a strong black woman. Now give me free housing, an EBT card, free phones and walking around money. Then let’s talk about my reparations. Now anybody can get preferential treatment in hiring and college admissions.
We all knew he would be completely out of control as the end of his reign of terror begins to wind down. I just can’t understand his obsession with forcing the entire country to accommodate perverts who make up less than 1/2 of 1% of the population. Perhaps he is a closet queen and Mooch is actually a pre-op transsexual. That would explain the biceps and the walk that resembles a camel’s gait. Sachet and Malaria could well be adopted.
FROM RUSSIA WITH CONTEMPT
Russia Now Sells “Screwing Obama” Underwear
A Russian company recently started selling Obama ice cream.
It’s chocolate on the outside with vanilla ice cream.
THERE’S A LIKELIHOOD IT WILL GET WORSE
NOW THAT I’VE COMPLETELY RUINED YOUR DAY, CARRY ON.