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 27, 2010


Lectionary: 256
Blessed Francis Faa di Bruno.

The children of Israel were divided. God promised to reunite them, just as a shepherd takes the scattered sheep and corrals them. The division of the Jews continued in Jesus' day, when they were physically united, but divided on what to make of Jesus. 
One more thing: Division among children is part of human nature. However, God is the great unifier. If sibling rivalry is an issue in your house, use the good Shepherd to bring everyone together through prayer and example. He gave us the great commandments, and sometimes kids need a reminder that loving your neighbor means the people in your own house too. 
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for being our shepherd. Bring my family closer to God by helping us to live a life full of love for each other. St. Francis, pray for me. Amen. 

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