Finding Jesus In The Temple
Perfect Lesson In Obedience...Again
"And all that heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers."
Can you imagine the immense joy, after finding Jesus in the temple, Mary and Joseph had!
At twelve years old, the knowledge Jesus possessed greatly astounded the learned
men and pharisees.
They sat captivated by His answers and His vast wisdom.
Mary and Joseph were surprised and confounded when they finally found Him after
three agonizing days just sitting there and conversing with the "doctors".
Below is the full account of finding Jesus in the temple that can be used to enhance
your Scriptural Rosary...
These Bible passages of the Finding of Jesus in the temple were taken from the timeless Douay-Rheims Catholic Bible.
"And his parents went every year to Jerusalem, at the solemn day of the pasch,
And when he was twelve years old, they going up into Jerusalem, according to the
custom of the feast, And having fulfilled the days, when they returned, the child
Jesus remained in Jerusalem; and his parents knew it not. And thinking that he was
in the company, they came a day's journey, and sought him among their kinsfolks and
acquaintance. And not finding him, they returned into Jerusalem, seeking him.
And it came to pass, that, after three days, they found him in the temple, sitting
in the midst of the doctors, hearing them, and asking them questions. And all that
heard him were astonished at his wisdom and his answers. And seeing him, they wondered.
And his mother said to him: Son, why hast thou done so to us? behold thy father
and I have sought thee sorrowing. And he said to them: How is it that you sought
me? did you not know, that I must be about my father's business? And they understood
not the word that he spoke unto them.
And he went down with them, and came to Nazareth, and was subject to them. And
his mother kept all these words in her heart. And Jesus advanced in wisdom,
and age, and grace with God and men." -Luke 2:41-52
If you are looking for a more modern language version of the Finding of Jesus, our recommendation would be the
St. Ignatius Press Bible.
More meditations on the rosary - Finding Jesus in the Temple here...
You can also contribute your own meditations on this Rosary mystery by going here...
Finding Jesus In Your
Life Is The Ultimate
Way To Peace And Happiness
"Jesus saith to him: I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No man cometh to the Father, but by me."
This final mystery of the Joyful mysteries is the last Bible account of the childhood of Jesus.
It is also the second of the two times we meditate upon events that take place in the Temple
The first of course is the third Joyful Mystery, the Presentation of Jesus in the Temple.
This second event takes place twelve years later, when Jesus was found in the temple speaking with those congregated there.
The fruit of this mystery is joy in finding Jesus.
It is interesting to take note that Mary and Joseph actually lost the Divine Child.
That makes them so human and approachable.
But the real point of this mystery is the relief and joy they must have felt when they found Him.
At some point we have all found Jesus.
Stone From The Second Temple
A stone (2.43x1 m) with Hebrew inscription "To the Trumpeting Place" excavated
by Benjamin Mazar at the southern foot of the Temple Mount is believed to be a
part of the Second Temple.
That was the most important moment in your life for He redeemed mankind and made
us heirs to heaven.
"We are the sons of God. And if sons, heirs also; heirs
indeed of God, and joint heirs with Christ." -Romans 8:16-17
If through indifference or sin you lose Him, reconcile yourself then rejoice anew
in finding Jesus.
Remember the slogan...
"No Jesus No Peace, Know Jesus Know Peace."
It truly is quite profound.
There are many topics of interest covered in this mystery.
You may find conversion stories inspiring.
One that is particularly popular is Confessions by St. Augustine of Hippo.
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