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.

Saturday, February 20, 2010

Who, me?

Lectionary: 222

The tax collectors in Jesus' day were notorious for overcharging. While they were Jews, they were looked down upon because of their profession. Yet Jesus calls Levi and spends time with him and his friends. Levi would later become the great gospel writer we know as Matthew. With Jesus' help, even imperfect people can do perfect things. 
One more thing: Christ is calling you! Even with your imperfections, you can be the perfect mom for your children. If only you do as Isaiah says in the first reading: bestow your bread on the hungry and satisfy the afflicted. Sounds like a typical day at job MOM to me! 
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I hear you calling me. Help me to follow you as Levi did, and to focus on the vocation of motherhood to which you have called me. Amen. 

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