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.

Thursday, February 18, 2010


Lectionary: 220

In today's reading, Moses is sending his children off with fair warning. He has done all he can for the Israelites and as they cross over the threshold into the promised land, they are on their own. Parents know that feeling every time they drop off a tween to a party or send a child off to college. In the gospel, Christ talks again about choices. Lent is the perfect time to reflect on some of the choices we make as moms and as women. 
One more thing: God never asked Moses to make the Israelites perfect people. He only asked him to do as he was told for them. The Israelites, like our own children must, made their own choices. 
Prayer: Father, help me to do all I can to be the parent you want me to be. Then, help me to allow my children the freedom to make their own choices. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. 

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