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.

Tuesday, March 2, 2010

Following in your footsteps.

Lectionary: 231

"Come let us set things right." What a way to begin each day. Isaiah tells us in the first reading it is never too late to do the right thing; to be the person you know God wants you to be. Jesus reminds us that you can't just tell others how to be, like the Pharisees, you have to walk the talk. 
One more thing: Do you ever find yourself being like the Pharisees at home with the kids? Your actions speak much louder than words. Reminders like, "clean your room, don't eat that, get some exercise, no more TV" are empty if you are not setting the example for the behavior you want to see in your kids. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to set a good example for my children. Let them see me doing the right thing and showing love to all. In Your name I pray, Amen. 

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