Paul says scripture confined all things under the power of sin. The law is our disciplinarian. What is he saying? How can scripture confine things under the power of sin?
God has given us the Ten Commandments and in scripture, to the Jewish people, the Torah, there are rules that the people are to live by and what must be done to make things right when they go wrong. Rules and laws are meant to help people do the right thing. They are to aide our consciences in determining what is right.
We are obliged to live by these rules and regulations. But we are more than just a people made to follow rules and laws. We have been given spirit to have a relationship with God. Rules and laws, no matter how much they try, cannot be human. They take into consideration the sin and what must be done to make restitution. But that does not absolve one from the penalty of sin. Only God’s mercy and forgiveness, through His Son, Jesus, can make that happen. I suggest you resolve to seek forgiveness first so that you can forgive others.
Our Lady of the Rosary
The feast of Our Lady of the Rosary was instituted following the Christian victory over the Turks at the Battle of Lepanto on October 7, 1571. Pope St. Pius V, the “Pope of the Rosary,” attributed the naval victory of the Catholic forces, who were greatly outnumbered, to the intercession of the Blessed Virgin Mary. Our Lady was invoked on the day of battle through a papal campaign asking the faithful across Europe to pray the rosary for the triumph of the Church. In thanksgiving for the miraculous victory, Pope St. Pius V instituted a feast to be celebrated throughout the world every year on October 7th. Originally known as “Our Lady of Victory,” the feast was changed to Our Lady of the Rosary to honor the spiritual weapon through which the Blessed Virgin Mary saved Catholic Europe from the threat of Muslim invasion.
May the Lord bless you in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit. Amen