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 16, 2010

Living waters.

Lectionary: 245
St. Agapitus

"Do you want to be well?" Jesus was not one for small talk. He point-blank asks the man if he really wants to be healed. This means a dramatic change of lifestyle for this man. I wonder if he stops to consider the consequences and responsibilities of his answer. 
One more thing: Jesus is the living water that heals us. But with that comes a responsibility to "not sin any more". Do you have a holy water font in your home? If so, is it filled? If not, get one and encourage your children to bless themselves daily as a reminder of Jesus' healing love for them. 
Prayer: Dear Lord, You are the living water that cleanses, heals and renews me. Be with me and help me to sin no more. St. Agapitus, pray for me. Amen.  

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