Sunday, February 13, 2011

Rosary Reflection ~ The Proclamation of the Kingdom

To read the introduction post that explains what I have used these images for, please click here.

I particularly love the 3rd mystery of the Luminous Mysteries ~ The Proclamation of the Kingdom. There is such a wide scope for meditation with this my mind always goes to this passage in scripture (Luke 4:14-21):

4:14 And Jesus returned in the power of the spirit, into Galilee: and the fame of him went out through the whole country.
4:15 And he taught in their synagogues and was magnified by all.
4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he was brought up: and he went into the synagogue, according to his custom, on the sabbath day: and he rose up to read.
4:17 And the book of Isaias the prophet was delivered unto him. And as he unfolded the book, he found the place where it was written:
4:18 The spirit of the Lord is upon me. Wherefore he hath anointed me to preach the gospel to the poor, he hath sent me to heal the contrite of heart,
4:19 To preach deliverance to the captives and sight to the blind, to set at liberty them that are bruised, to preach the acceptable year of the Lord and the day of reward.
4:20 And when he had folded the book, he restored it to the minister and sat down. And the eyes of all in the synagogue were fixed on him.
4:21 And he began to say to them: This day is fulfilled this scripture in your ears.

So the images I have collected for this mystery is a reflection of this passage.

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Folder One

Jesus heals Bartimaeus, the blind man. "Jesus, Son of David, have mercy on me!" (Mark 10: 46-52)

Jesus heals the cripple at the pool of Bethesada ~ "Do you want to be healed?" (John 5: 1-15)

The Sermon on the Mount ~ The Beatitudes. "Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5: 3-12)

Jesus heals the ten lepers. "Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine?" (Luke 17: 11-19)

The woman wipes Jesus' feet with her tears. "Wherefore I say to thee: Many sins are forgiven her, because she hath loved much. But to whom less is forgiven, he loveth less." (Luke 7: 36-50)

Folder Two

Jesus heals the cripple at the pool of Bethesada ~ "Arise, take up thy bed and walk!" (John 5: 1-15)

Jesus heals the cripple at the pool of Bethesada ~ "I have no one to help me into the pool when the water is stirred." (John 5: 1-15)

Jesus brings the little children to Him. "Suffer little children, and forbid them not, to come unto me: for such is the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 19:14)

Jesus heals the cripple at the pool of Bethesada ~ "See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse befall you." (John 5: 1-18)

Jesus raises Jarius' daughter to life. "My daughter has just died. But come and put your hand on her, and she will live." (Matthew 9: 18-26)

Folder Three

The Samarian Woman at the Well. "Whoeever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life." (John 4: 4-42)

Jesus and the children. "Amen, I say to you: Whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a child, shall not enter into it" (Luke 18: 15-17)

Jesus heals Bartimaeus the Blind Man. "Go thy way, thy faith hath made thee whole." (Mark 10: 46-52)

Jesus raises Lazarus to life. "I am the resurrection and the life: he that believeth in me, although he be dead, shall live." (John 11: 1-45)

Jesus feeds the multitude. "There is a boy here that hath five barley loaves, and two fishes; but what are these among so many?" (John 6: 1-14)

Folder Four

Jesus heals the cripple at the pool of Bethesada ~ "Who is that man who said to thee, Take up thy bed, and walk?" (John 5: 1-18)

Jesus heals the boy possessed. "But this kind is not cast out but by prayer and fasting." (Matthew 17: 14-20)

Jesus walks on water. "Truly you are the Son of God!" (Matthew 14: 22-33)

Jesus raises Jarius' daughter to life. "Talitha cumi!" (Girl, I say to you, rise!) (Mark 5: 21-43)

"I am the way, the truth and the life: no man comes to the Father, but by me." (John 14:6)

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