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Offline Daegus

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An aversion to the Rosary?
« on: July 08, 2011, 06:41:55 PM »
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  • For so long now, I've always had an aversion to praying the Rosary. I'm not sure why, but I feel this force pulling me away from the Rosary and yet I've been praying it almost every day for the last little while. Without the Rosary there's no way I would have even cared about the traditionalist movement. Without it, I'd probably still be despairing, given up all hope on God because I am too pathetic to even try to remove the shackles that I put on my own feet. There isn't a doubt in my mind that I'd be damned without the Rosary..

    Yet... Why do I feel like not praying the Rosary? It seems as though because it is long and a bit repetitive, I get discouraged.. I don't know. Does anyone else experience this?
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    Offline PartyIsOver221

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 06:48:37 PM »
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  • Yes, it is satan tempting you away from it .. Never give up, always do a Rosary even when you don't feel like it. That is the grace of God being given to you and you choosing to overcome the devil's influence.


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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #2 on: July 08, 2011, 06:48:51 PM »
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  • Quote from: Daegus
    There isn't a doubt in my mind that I'd be damned without the Rosary..


    Well, the demons know this, too, which is why they make it seem onerous to you...

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    Yet... Why do I feel like not praying the Rosary?


    Uh, you are a human being...and ALL of us, at one time or another (if not quite often), do not FEEL like praying.

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    Does anyone else experience this?


    Almost everyone.  Shut up and go pray the Rosary :)

    LOL!  Really...there is NOTHING odd/unusual/exceptional about what you are saying.  Carry on, young man...
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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #3 on: July 08, 2011, 07:27:15 PM »
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  • i will quote you own words daegus:

    "Trust me when I say this: Even if you hate to say the Rosary, find it boring/depressing or whatever, just SAY IT. You will not regret it, and feel better about yourself after. I promise. "

    good advice, and i can relate to what you saying, that even though you know it beneficial you find yourself resisting it. i still have not bought that rosary.

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #4 on: July 08, 2011, 07:37:01 PM »
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  • Quote from: herbert
    i will quote you own words daegus:

    "Trust me when I say this: Even if you hate to say the Rosary, find it boring/depressing or whatever, just SAY IT. You will not regret it, and feel better about yourself after. I promise. "

    good advice, and i can relate to what you saying, that even though you know it beneficial you find yourself resisting it. i still have not bought that rosary.


    Heh,

    Sometimes we all need to be reminded of the things that we say! I've always felt an aversion to the Rosary, but I try to ignore it and feel better after anyways. I was just wondering why it ALWAYS seems to be there when I even think about praying it.
    For those who I have unjustly offended, please forgive me. Please disregard my posts where I lacked charity and you will see that I am actually a very nice person. Disregard my opinions on "NFP", "Baptism of Desire/Blood" and the changes made to the sacra


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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #5 on: July 08, 2011, 07:38:41 PM »
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  • maybe you could try spicing up the mysteries. Put some peculiar characters in the rosary, like in the nativity scene, imagine one of the shepherds making funny faces, and the Christ Child giggling.

    This may seem outrageous, but if it gets you to the rosary, I'm sure Mary will forgive you.


    Thought of another one, put in a roman soldier that keeps falling on his face every time he has his nose in the air (during the carrying of the cross).

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #6 on: July 08, 2011, 07:46:16 PM »
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  • wouldnt that be disrepectful lybus?

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #7 on: July 08, 2011, 09:18:46 PM »
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  • Quote from: Lybus
    maybe you could try spicing up the mysteries. Put some peculiar characters in the rosary, like in the nativity scene, imagine one of the shepherds making funny faces, and the Christ Child giggling.

    This may seem outrageous, but if it gets you to the rosary, I'm sure Mary will forgive you.


    Thought of another one, put in a roman soldier that keeps falling on his face every time he has his nose in the air (during the carrying of the cross).


    Man, are you serious?   :furtive:
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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #8 on: July 08, 2011, 09:34:10 PM »
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  • I'm not comfortable saying the Rosary either. It's a hassle... all the more reason to force myself to sit down and say it, because it's a sacrifice and an opportunity to gain some extra graces.

    Something that might help you concentrate on the Rosary and help keep out the typical distractions is if you do a deep meditation on the Mysteries. It's easier to do this when you've done some spiritual reading in association with them or some other aspects of the faith before prayer.
    "Louvada Siesa O' Sanctisimo Sacramento!"~warcry of the Amakusa/Shimabara rebels

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #9 on: July 08, 2011, 10:52:47 PM »
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  • Quote from: Lybus
    maybe you could try spicing up the mysteries. Put some peculiar characters in the rosary, like in the nativity scene, imagine one of the shepherds making funny faces, and the Christ Child giggling.

    This may seem outrageous, but if it gets you to the rosary, I'm sure Mary will forgive you.


    Thought of another one, put in a roman soldier that keeps falling on his face every time he has his nose in the air (during the carrying of the cross).


    I think they're trying something similar with the (N.O.) Mass lately... right I think it's called a "Youth Mass" or "Rock Mass" or something like that.

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #10 on: July 08, 2011, 10:53:15 PM »
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  • I was feeling a bit gitty when I wrote that. I suppose that would be something that a little child would think about if he were to meditate on the mysteries. I don't think it's particularly disrespectful, at least as far as I could tell. It's just simple.

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon


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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #11 on: July 08, 2011, 11:46:29 PM »
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  • Quote from: Lybus
    I was feeling a bit gitty when I wrote that. I suppose that would be something that a little child would think about if he were to meditate on the mysteries. I don't think it's particularly disrespectful, at least as far as I could tell. It's just simple.


    Ok, strictly speaking there is nothing wrong with imaging the Baby Jesus gurgling as it would only be expected that He would (being a baby). The shepards making faces is really stretching it, as they were frightened initially then reverent and awful (forgivable for a young child I suppose). However that bit about the Roman soldier is completely unacceptable, we are talking about the Passion of Christ! An innocent Man, God the Son no less died one of the most painful, degrading and terrible deaths imaginable, to save us. If anybody (especially a young child) finds humour in that, they have a serious problem!


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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #12 on: July 09, 2011, 12:04:21 AM »
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  • Quote from: Lybus
    Thought of another one, put in a roman soldier that keeps falling on his face every time he has his nose in the air (during the carrying of the cross).


    Well, there is the 3rd, 7th & 9th stations of the Cross where Jesus falls to the ground in three separate occasions.

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    John 1:3 All things were made by him: and without him was made nothing that was made.


    He who created the world fell flat on His face under the burden of His cross. If anyone has seen Mel Gibson's movie you can recall the point where St. John was leading the Virgin Mary to be able to look upon her Son. She passes through an alley and as Christ comes by he falls to the ground, and their eyes meet.

    I think of this when recalling this time:

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    Luke 2:35 And thy own soul a sword shall pierce, that, out of many hearts, thoughts may be revealed.


    Although, that might be concerning the Crucifixion, the death of Jesus.

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    2 Corinthians 4:3-4

    And if our gospel be also hid, it is hid to them that are lost, In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of unbelievers, that the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God, should not shine unto them.

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #13 on: July 09, 2011, 06:16:34 AM »
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  • After having slept on what I said I conclude that I was completely out of my mind when I wrote that. Please disregard what I said, I'm really embarrassed about it...

    I don't know what line of reasoning I was following but it made sense at the time. I think I was trying to make the rosary fun to meditate on, but it cannot be at the expense of the gravity of the message. I wrote that in haste, I'm sorry if I came off as not taking the mysteries themselves seriously.

    In regards to being a responsible man, would it be interesting to learn, after six years of accumulating all the wisdom you could, that you had it right all alon

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    An aversion to the Rosary?
    « Reply #14 on: July 09, 2011, 11:48:41 AM »
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  • Quote from: Lybus
    After having slept on what I said I conclude that I was completely out of my mind when I wrote that. Please disregard what I said, I'm really embarrassed about it...

    I don't know what line of reasoning I was following but it made sense at the time. I think I was trying to make the rosary fun to meditate on, but it cannot be at the expense of the gravity of the message. I wrote that in haste, I'm sorry if I came off as not taking the mysteries themselves seriously.


    That's okay Lybus. Everyone of us has a wee bit too much to drink sometimes.  :dancing:
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