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 12, 2010

Born of the spirit.

Lectionary: 267

Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

St. Teresa of Los Andes

Thank goodness Christ cleared up that 'born again' thing. The thought of going through labor again makes most moms shiver! But thinking about birth makes me realize more fully what Christ was speaking of. Before birth we are comfortable, warm, completely dependent, and reactionary. After birth starts our journey of independence, knowledge, and sometimes discomfort. It's a completely different life. 
One more thing: Our lives as moms are completely different than when we didn't have children. People can see the change immediately. Can they also see the difference between living a life in the Spirit and not? 
Prayer: Dear Lord, fill me with your Holy Spirit so that I may begin each day renewed and one day see the Kingdom of God.  St. Teresa, pray for me. Amen. 

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