From time to time I hear Protestant refer to the Rosary as babbling like pagans. They are referring to the passage in Matthew 6: 7-8. Which goes like this: And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him. – When we read the bible, people can interpret it differently from one another. I don’t consider saying the same prayer over and over again babbling. Babbling to me is when you go on and on, whining and complaining, because you actually don’t believe your prayer is being heard.
When we pray continue prayers such as the rosary, we are not only meditating on the mysteries of our redemption, we are worshiping and giving Him thanks for our salvation, while we are saying the Hail Mary prayer that is not babbling. If we say a continue pray say The Divine Mercy Chaplet, once again you are supposed to go deeper and deeper into thought of what we cost Jesus in His sufferings. To me it is always a question are you judging somebody by what it looks like to you or do you really know what is in fact going on. In the Old Testament it talks about people judging by outward appearance and it then says God looks into the heart of the matter. You know the times when you or somebody else walks into a middle of somebody’s conversation and they think they are talking about one thing and so they start conversing with them about what they think everybody is talking about, only to discover they were talking about something entirely different. I think we do it all the time. We presume we know what somebody else is doing without any knowledge or proof.
The reason why this blog got started in the first place was to clear up false ideas of what Catholics believe in. I know the Catholic Church is severely being attack from Satan from within and from without, but that doesn’t mean all Catholics are buying into the heresy. The Remanent will survive. God has promise us that through the Bible and the Virgin Mary has many times prophesies this over and over again. The true Church will go underground and she will be hated and wrongly accused of many things, but nothing is going to destroy her.