A key message of the Bible is that there is one God, who made heaven and earth, and He is a holy God who expects us to be holy and moral as well. But what does it mean to be moral? The answer is contained in the Commandments and in the New Testament and the life of Jesus and is recounted and demonstrated in the mysteries of the Rosary and the wounds of Jesus on the cross. In the mysteries of the Rosary we see the virtues that Jesus demonstrated in the events of his life. In the mysteries of the Rosary and the wounds of Jesus on the cross we can meditate on those virtues demonstrated by Jesus’s life so that we can imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise.
Each mystery demonstrates a separate virtue that God wants us to instill in our lives. For example, in the Joyful Mysteries we see in the Annunciation, the virtue of humility, in the visitation, the virtue of charity towards our neighbor, in the nativity, the virtues of poverty in spirit and love of God, in the presentation, the virtues of obedience and sacrifice, and in the finding in the temple, the joy of finding Jesus and where to look for Him.
The mysteries of the Rosary are readily available to all look for them. I will not repeat them all here. I will only say that to know the virtues which we must instill in our own lives to be pleasing to God, we have a roadmap by meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary. But if you meditate on those mysteries long enough, you will see that all these same virtues contained in the mysteries of the Rosary are contained in the wounds of Christ, and by meditating on His wounds you can find another way to instill these same virtues in yourself. The purpose of life is for the angels of God to look at you and look at Jesus and not be able to tell the difference. Meditating on the mysteries of the Rosary and the wounds of Christ instructs us as to how to be moral and to fulfill and achieve that purpose. Praise be Jesus Christ, now and forever, amen.
The author was a lawyer for many years. He saw many people overcome immense problems to achieve nearly out of reach goals. Along the way he witnessed that more things are accomplished by prayer than this world dreams of. He hopes these stories of hope, courage, recovery and redemption will serve as an inspiration to all who read them.