I've started using the rosary to help me focus on the mysteries of Christ's life and help me to relax.
Relax? Was that his message?
In part, yest I think so.
What do I focus on regarding the faith?
Mainly that it is all about god's perfect mercy and grace.
That we are mere channels of such gifts.
Gifts to be shared with others.
We all have our own crosses to bear in one way or another but make no mistake, it is only by the mercy and grace of god that we are able to do so.
We are being given an "insider's" view into the very life of Christ when we are privileged to "take up our crosses and follow him".
Christ had the power to lay down his life and take it up again.
Only he could do that then and now.
We are "the church". The body of Christ.
His mercy and grace ever flows through us here in this lifetime.
Every time we fight for the kingdom, his kingdom, of mercy, grace and peace that are the foundation of heaven itself.
Our Father, who art in heaven, may your name be kept holy...
Thy kingdom come, thy will be done, on Earth as it is in Heaven.
A Father, a Son and a Holy Spirit.
Lord, call me back to thee with these mysteries of Your most holy rosary.
A true gift given to your body, your church, to nourish and bestow graces upon us.