This devotional is uniquely Catholic in that the meditation is based on the daily readings for the Mass, called the Lectionary. But you don't have to be Catholic to find a home here! Click on 'Today's reading' for the lectionary link to read the bible readings, then click the back button and spend a few minutes with the meditation. Relax! This is your time, well deserved, much needed, and holy. Let all the things you "should be doing" melt away and bask in the presence of your God who loves you!

Before we begin, let us pray,

Father, you created me and put me on earth for a purpose. Jesus, you died for me and called me to complete your work. Holy Spirit, you help me to carry out the work for which I was created and called. In your presence and name - Father, Son, and Holy Spirit - I begin my meditation.

Sunday, January 31, 2010

The greatest of these is love.

Lectionary: 72

Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2

Sometimes we go through the motions, but our heart just isn't in it. We get the laundry done, the meals cooked, the homework completed, but we are just doing our J-O-B. Even the Corinthians needed a reminder that their gifts and actions, without love, were simply empty acts. So while we get the jobs done, if we don't do them lovingly, we are not getting any closer to heaven. 
One more thing: Take a good look at today's picture. This mom remembers what it's all about. In those moments today where you want to sigh or roll your eyes as you get back in the car, load the umteenth load of laundry, or try to get an evening meal together, be conscious of doing it with love. You'll enjoy it a lot more and your family will see you shine.
Prayer: Heavenly Father, let me shine forth today with your love in all that I do as I live out my vocation of motherhood. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen.

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