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The Mysteries of Light: Christian Life in a Nutshell

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During one of the sessions I had with the sisters in retreat at Novaliches, I talked about the “Mysteries of the Light” as the Christian life in a nutshell.  I read the Pope’s Rosarium Virginis, but there isn’t enough materials there on each of the mysteries that the Pope himself introduced into the recitation of the rosary.  This was due to the fact that meditation on the rosary shouldn’t put anyone in a straitjacket and that the mysteries themselves “grow” in the measure in which they are meditated upon.

The Mysteries of Light have become my favorites since the time I started praying them two years ago.  And since it is easy to find New Testament materials for each of those mysteries, I found out that one can arrange those materials and draw from them an overarching theological theme that can actually help one in one’s prayer life.  Below is the table I used as a summary for the presentation of the Mysteries of Light as “The Christian Life In A Nutshell”

Mystery Description
The Baptism of the Lord Sonship
The Wedding at Cana Filled With The New Wine of the Last Days
The Proclamation of the Kingdom Citizens of the Kingdom
The Transfiguration Disciples On The Way
The Institution of the Eucharist Covenanted In The Blood of the Lamb

Using this schema, it is easy to see that the Mysteries of Light shed “light” on the Christian’s identity as child of God, as citizen of the kingdom, and as a disciple of the Lord in the New Covenant.

Originally posted 2005-04-01 05:06:39. Republished by Blog Post Promoter

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