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, February 14, 2010

How do I love thee?

Lectionary: 78
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2

St. Valentine

Nobody's quite sure how St. Valentine became such a hit, except that he was known for his great love of others and of Christ. So much so, that he was martyred for his faith. As St. Paul tells us today, that love was not in vain. We have our hope in Christ who tells us that even if we are poor, weak, struggling or persecuted, He is waiting for us in eternity and He will reward our faithfulness and hope. 
One more thing: Every time you see a heart today, pray the psalm, "Blessed are they who hope in the Lord" and imagine this image of Christ's loving heart looming over you and pouring His love down on you. 
Prayer: Oh my Jesus, let me not become discouraged, but rather hope in you always! St. Valentine, pray for me. Amen. 

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