Mysteries of Light


22 Oct 2019

Jesus encourages us to receive his life and message: meditations and prayers.

In our resources we have invited readers to pray with the Rosary’s Joyful and Sorrowful Mysteries. Now we invite you to pray with ‘the Mysteries of Light’: Jesus being baptised by John, the wedding at Cana, the proclamation of the Kingdom, the Transfiguration, and the Institution of the Eucharist.

We pray these mysteries in the expectant hope that Jesus will encourage us on our journey. We ask God’s continued blessing on our lives, especially when we are unsure as to the ways light still shines. Two of these mysteries have a voice from heaven proclaiming that Jesus is the Beloved of God, a message that we may need to hear addressed to us personally. We too are the beloved, indeed we are ‘precious in God’s eyes and honoured’ (Isaiah 43:4).

As he brings abundance to a wedding feast, Jesus prefigures the heavenly largesse. In announcing the inbreaking of the Kingdom, Jesus calls us to notice, to repent, and to believe. As he institutes the Eucharist, Jesus assures us of God’s fidelity through all of life’s deaths and resurrections. We are invited to receive Jesus’ message, to believe in his promise, and indeed to walk alongside him day by day.

Week One: The Baptism of the Lord
Week Two: The Wedding at Cana
Week Three: Proclamation of the Kingdom of God
Week Four: The Transfiguration

James O'Brien is an Editorial Assistant with Jesuit Communications.
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