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.

Monday, April 26, 2010


Lectionary: 279Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

"Who was I to be able to hinder God?" Peter remains open to the Holy Spirit and follows the way the Spirit leads him. He could have dug in his heals and let his human will get in the way, but he stayed true to God's will. 
One more thing: Jesus is the good shepherd and will not lead you astray. Trust the Holy Spirit to guide you, especially when you hear the 'thieves' coming over the fence who try to distract you from being the mom God wants you to be. You know, the voices that tell you you're not living up to society's standards of a super-mom. You don't look good enough, or have your kids enrolled in enough programs, or keep your house decorated and pristine. UGH! Take a moment and be still and listen for your shepherd's voice. His is the only one that counts! 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for leading me home to you in heaven. Help me to remember to listen for your voice, when the distractions of the world overwhelm me. In your name I pray, Amen. 

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