Wednesday, May 09, 2007

Success is Possible!

I'd like to report to all my visitors that in the last year I've been able to claim a substantial level of victory over my compulsion. The key has been the daily praying of the Rosary. This ancient prayer has provided me the grace, strength and courage to say no to my impulses.

The Rosary , like many things in the spiritual life consists of form and substance. The form of the Rosary is the prayers (i.e. Our Father, Hail Mary, Glory be, and the Fatima prayer). The substance or spirit of the Rosary is the mysteries (i.e. Glorious, Joyful, Sorrowful, Luminous). I find great consolation meditation on the life, death and resurrection of our Lord in the company of our Lady. The Rosary is the prayer of the Gospel, as Fr. Corapi says (

Like many things in life, explanations can only point the way - one must "dive in" to get the full benefit.