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.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Listen up!

Lectionary: 333
St. Julian

As soon as Jesus opened the ears of the deaf man, he began to speak plainly. There are 8 little ears in my house and I am always worrying about one of them not working properly! As concerned as I am about my swimmers' ears and the baby's teething ears and the one who constantly asks to have hers pierced, I need to be most concerned about what goes in them. No, not lego pieces (although some of us have been there too!), but what they are hearing. Jesus clearly shows us that what goes in the ears affects what comes out of the mouth. It's my job to make sure that they hear the voice of God. 

One more thing: Think about what your child hears each day. Make sure that over the noise of the radio, tv, and family life, God's voice comes through loud and clear. 

Prayer: Father in heaven, help me to listen to your voice and proclaim your love to my family. St. Julian, pray for me. Amen. 

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