The Joyful Mysteries
The First joyful mystery - The Annunciation. And when the angel had come to her he said hail full of grace the Lord is with thee blessed art thou among women. Our lady was asked to give God a human nature, we are asked to give God our human nature, that he might open his heart through us to our brothers and sisters in their need.
The Second Joyful Mystery - Joyful Mystery the Visitation. And Elizabeth was filled with the Holy Ghost and cried out with a loud voice saying blessed art thou amongst women and blessed is the fruit of thy womb. Mary by nature loves sacrificially and in that sacrificial love she extends herself to unite with Elizabeth. A voice cries out, blessed art thou among women she is the woman who will crush the serpent’s head.
The Third Joyful Mystery - The Birth of Jesus. And she brought forth her firstborn son, wrapped him in swaddling clothes and laid him in a manger because there was no room for them in the inn. Light begets light, the Virgin begets the son of God, and he is her firstborn and only born in the flesh, but on the cross our Lord Jesus Christ gives our Blessed Mother the gift of generation in the spirit, so that you and I become her sons and daughters in and through the gift of her son’s blood.
The Fourth Joyful Mystery - The Presentation of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple. And when the days of her purification were fulfilled, according to the Law of Moses, they took him up to Jerusalem to present him to the Lord. They gave him the name Jesus, a name which means Savior. That is why he came. And that is why he accepted a cross. That cross was foretold by Simeon who said to the mother, your soul your heart a sword shall pierce.
The Fifth Joyful Mystery - The Finding of Our Lord Jesus Christ in the Temple. And it came to pass after three days that they found him in the temple sitting in the midst of the teachers, listening to them and asking them questions. And our Lord Jesus Christ said to his mother who asked him son, do you not see that your father and I have been looking for you in sorrow. He asked them, did you not know that I must be about my father’s business. We are all to be about our father’s business, doing the will of Almighty God who has given us life, that is seek to do God’s will in our life let us pray especially that we may come to listen truly to God’s word and fulfill it in our lives.
The Sorrowful Mysteries
The First Sorrowful Mystery - The Agony of Our Lord in the Garden. And his sweat became as drops of blood running down upon the ground, and rising from prayer he came to the disciples and found them sleeping for sorrow. In the agony in the Garden, our Lord Jesus Christ praise, father if it is possible let this chalice pass me by, but not my will your will be done. So many times in our life we are in situations that create pain, we want to escape them, it is human to seek to escape, it is divine to do God’s will.
The Second Sorrowful Mystery - The Scourging at the Pillar. Pilate then took Jesus and had him scourged. But he was wounded for our iniquities, he was bruised for our sins. The chastisement of our peace was upon him, and by his bruises we are healed. He took upon himself every sin, that you and I could ever commit. A giant sponge, giving to this world the antidote. The scourging begins the bloodshed of our Lord Jesus Christ. The bloodshed that allows us the antidote to all sin, his precious blood.
The Third Sorrowful Mystery - Our Lord is Crowned with Thorns. And they stripped him, and put on him a scarlet cloak, and plating a crown of thorns, they put it on his head, and a reed into his right hand. Our thoughts, so often so malicious, so lustful, our Lord Jesus Christ allowed to pierce his head, by those thorns are sins were set free. We were given the passage from death into life because he accepted our sinfulness.
The Fourth Sorrowful Mystery - Our Lord Jesus Christ Carries the Cross. And bearing the cross for himself he went forth to the place called the skull. In Hebrew, Golgotha. Our Lord Jesus Christ, should have been dead, but in the gift that God had given to him, that divine nature that he possessed from all eternity, he determines the time in his physical body he should’ve been dead. But in that divine spirit he carried out all the man could give to him, in order that our sins may be carried, and are sins be set free by the cross of life.
The Fifth Sorrowful Mystery - The Crucifixion of Our Lord. And Jesus cried out with a loud voice, and said Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. And having said this, he expired. No man takes my life, I lay it down, he had said to us, and that is why the last moments of our Lord’s life in this world, he spoke with a Great Voice, as Scripture says, a loud voice. No dying man has a loud voice. But God giving his life accepted our sins does proclaim, Father, into thy hands I commend my spirit. He lay down his life for us no one took it from him.
The Glorious Mysteries
The First Glorious Mystery - The Resurrection of Our Lord. He has risen, he is not here, behold the place where they laid him. In the history of mankind, there has been only one grave that had guards, and those guards failed in their task of keeping him buried in a tomb. You can never, never, proclaim the death of God. You can never keep God down. And so in our life he will continue to rise up crying out to us, I am the life, I am the resurrection.
The Second Glorious Mystery - The Ascension of Our Lord into Heaven. So then the Lord after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven, and sits at the right hand of God, his father. Our goal in life is always the kingdom of heaven. What does it matter if we gain the entire world but lose our eternal soul? How much money can you gain in order to buy your eternity? Our Lord Jesus Christ says, it does not take money, instead it takes acts of love.
The Third Glorious Mystery - The Descent of the Holy Ghost Upon Our Lady and the Apostles. And suddenly there came a sound from heaven as of a mighty wind coming, and it filled the whole house where they were sitting. Our Lord Jesus Christ had said to them, wait for the Holy Ghost. The Holy Ghost breathes into these men and makes them new creations. As the father in creating Adam breathed into him life, so now the Holy Ghost breathes into us spirit. That we may judge all things from the perspective of heaven that we may recognize that in this is true wisdom.
The Fourth Glorious Mystery - The Assumption of the Blessed Mother. Thou art the glory of Jerusalem, the honor of our people, the name of the Lord has strengthened thee, and therefore, thou shalt be called blessed forever. My soul magnifies the Lord, my spirit rejoices in God my Savior, for he has taken the humility of his handmade and exalted me. The truth always is humble, and humility always is exalted in the kingdom of heaven. Mary did not seek to grasp at equality with God, instead she emptied herself, and God exalted her.
The Fifth Glorious Mystery - Mary is Crowned Queen of Heaven and Earth. And a great sign appeared in the heavens, a woman clothed with the sun, and the moon was under her feet, and upon her head a crown of 12 stars. The woman now is clothed with the sun. She is about ready to give birth to this world a new life, a life of light. As Eve, our mother in the flash, gave us death, because of sin. So the new Eve our Blessed Mother gives us life and eternity, because of the grace she accepted from God our father. Let us turn our hearts after we meditate upon these mysteries, to the gift that God wishes to give to us of an eternal destiny with him.