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, March 20, 2010


Lectionary: 249
St. Salvator of Horta

The Jewish officials were plotting against Jesus. There was conspiracy everywhere. Rumors, crowds, trickery. Sounds a lot like Jr. High. If you have a middle-schooler, they may be feeling some of the same things that Jeremiah expresses in the first reading. 
One more thing: It's hard to soothe a hurting heart that has been embarrassed and betrayed. Today's psalm brings comfort to someone hurting from betrayal. Teach your children to pray, "Oh Lord, my God, in you I take refuge" when they are feeling threatened by false friends. 
Prayer: Father in heaven, I can not protect my children from all the hurts of the world. Thank you for your comforting words. Help me to teach my children to rely on your word when they are hurting. St. Salvator, pray for me. Amen. 

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