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 9, 2010


Lectionary: 238
St. John of God

In today's gospel Jesus again sends us a dual message. On the one hand, His father is the great forgiver. We need only ask and He showers His mercy upon us. However, Jesus throws in this little caveat to the story. We must show the same forgiveness to others, or we won't receive it from God. 
One more thing: "We have in our day not prince, prophet or leader..." You could say the same thing about our culture today. And yet, they are out there; we just have to look a little harder to find them. Pay attention today to whom your child looks up to. Are they a model of forgiveness and mercy? 
Prayer: Dear Lord, remember your mercies! Help me to have a heart that is ready to forgive, even the deepest hurts, and let go of long-held grudges. Let me be a model of forgiveness to my family. St. John of God, pray for me. Amen. 

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