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.

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Saying yes.

Lectionary: 545
The Annunciation

If you knew what we were getting into when you said 'yes' to motherhood, would you still do it? I've no doubt had Mary seen what lie before her, she would have done it anyway. Her faith in God was that strong and her love for Christ the moment the idea of Him was presented to her, became unshakeable. 
One more thing: Mary felt the same joys and pains of motherhood that you feel. She knows acutely all of the ups and downs. She also knows that when you say 'yes' to God, great things happen. And that her Son will be there with you through it all.
Prayer: Dear God, I willingly and openly say yes to you each day and thank you for the gift of motherhood. You know perfectly what my children need and when they need it. Help me to be the mother you desire me to be. Mary, my mother, pray for me. Amen. 

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