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.

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Forget the past.

Lectionary: 36
Blessed John of Parma

"Remember not the events of the past." Jesus makes clear that what lies behind us does not define us. In telling the adulterer to sin no more, he gives her license to live a new life. He does make all things new. 
One more thing: Sometimes the hardest one to forgive is yourself. If you have something in the past that haunts you, bring it to Christ in the sacrament of reconciliation. Then, knowing that He forgives you, give yourself permission to lead a new life, free from past transgressions. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me for times I have sinned against you. Thank you for your mercy and love. Be with me and help me to live each day renewed in your love. St. John of Parma, pray for me. Amen. 

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