OCTOBER DEVOTION – DAY – 18 – THE HOLY ROSARY – MEANS OF PERFECTION

October 18, 2018frjohnma

Perfection in the Christian life is not negotiable. Jesus says, “Be perfect as you heavenly Father” (Matt. 5:48). This is not just an ethical demand from the Lord but a secret for a successful living. It calls for a good sense of governance of our thoughts, a discipline of the will and our ability to promote a balanced lifestyle that is informed by the path of virtues. St. Louis Marie de Montfort in his masterpiece The secret of the Rosary says “All Christians have but one faith and adore one and the same God, and hope for the same happiness in heaven; they know only one mediator, who is Jesus Christ; all must imitate their divine model, and in order to do this they must meditate on the mysteries of his life, of his virtues and of his glory. It is a great mistake to think that only priests and religious and those who have withdrawn from the turmoil of the world are supposed to meditate upon the truths of our faith and the mysteries of the life of Christ. If priests and religious have an obligation to meditate on the great truths of our holy religion in order to live up to their vocation worthily, the same obligation is just as much incumbent on the laity, because of the fact that every day they meet with spiritual dangers which might cause them to lose their souls. Therefore they should arm themselves with the frequent meditation on the life, virtues, and sufferings of our Blessed Lord, which are presented to us in the (twenty) mysteries of the holy Rosary.”

Comments (6)

  • vicky

    October 18, 2018 at 8:51 pm

    May God give us the grace to strive towards perfection.

    1. frjohnma

      October 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Amen

  • Christine Mutembei

    October 18, 2018 at 9:52 pm

    Thanks Fr for these beautiful reflections👌

    1. frjohnma

      October 18, 2018 at 10:18 pm

      Thanks so much for your encouragement

  • T.N. Anazia

    October 18, 2018 at 11:04 pm

    What a great reflection. The Rosary is our armour. Thank you Fr.

    1. frjohnma

      October 20, 2018 at 4:34 pm

      Thanks for your comment and God bless you

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