Please help me understand this.
In the that last prayer at the end of a Rosary… “Oh God, whose only begotten Son” … we go on to say “we may imitate what they contain and obtain what they promise” referring to the mysteries of the Rosary.
What exactly does this mean to you?
Okay, “imitate what they contain” I can somewhat handle… most of the mysteries I can imagine some way I should imitate them. But what about the “obtain what they promise” … what do they promise? Only very few could I reason what this means. Christ’s Death - may we obtain the promise of salvation from his death. … Carrying of the Cross - may we obtain the promise that he would help us carry ours… etc.
I’m really only guessing though. Has anybody else spent more time meditating on this? Please enlighten me.