Friday, October 2, 2020

Meditations on the Mysteries of the Rosary:The Nativity

(Luke 2:9) Continuing on the series, of simple meditations for the mysteries of the rosary, today I want to talk about the 3rd Joyful mystery, the Nativity or birth of Christ. For those of you who pray the rosary on the recommended schedule and know today (Friday) is dedicated to the Sorrowful mysteries, I know it’s a little unconventional. But who said anything about me being conventional?! I hope nobody. 😄 As a refresher, the Joyful mysteries, consist of the Annunciation (Luke 1:26-38) The Visitation (Luke 1:39-56) The Nativity (Luke 2:1-20) The Presentation (Luke 2:22-40) and the Finding of Jesus in the Temple (Luke 2:41-52) 

Meditating on the Nativity, is really an opportunity for me to just worship the Christ child. I imagine myself quietly sitting next to Mary on the hay, and imitating her in the adoration of her son. I think about all the unseen glory in that place, the multitude of angels worshipping Him. I consider what a privilege it is, to be with the Holy Family in this first intimate family moment. I even lay my head upon the crèche and unload the burdens of my heart to the Lord, knowing that He has no limits. I think about the profound humility of the circumstance, for this baby King of the Universe, for His privileged holy mother, and foster father. And the fact that right there, in the cold night, in the hay in a stable, they had all they wanted, and knew it. And I ask for the same grace. 

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