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.

Wednesday, March 3, 2010

Throw me a rope!

Lectionary: 232

Sometimes no matter what you do, it seems the whole world is against you. Children, especially middle schoolers, feel this very acutely. Jesus knew the pain of false friends. And yet, He was able to love people, even the false ones, enough to ransom His life for them. 
One more thing: Jesus warns James and John that they can not be His false friends and still gain the rewards of Heaven. Remind your kids today, especially if they are struggling with earthly relationships, that the only relationship that really matters is the one with God. When they feel overwhelmed and need someone to throw them a rope, teach them the psalm, "Save me, O Lord, in your kindness."
Prayer: Dear Lord, sometimes it all seems too much and the world fights against me. Be with me in those moments. Give me calm and peace. Help me to keep my perspective and focus on seeing You in your heavenly kingdom. In your name I pray, Amen. 

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