Since I wrote earlier about the prayer of Jesus in the Garden, I have been thinking about an aspect of the Rosary that I have never considered before, and that is the way that it prepares you for whatever comes in life. When you have meditating on the Mysteries for years (however distracted your meditation may be) you become so familiar with them that they are always there to inform whatever joy or sorrow you may be experiencing. When you think you might have some dreadful disease--"Oh right. That's this one, The Agony in the Garden." It's all there: births, deaths, Baptisms, Weddings, conversion, celebration.