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, April 6, 2010

Called by name.

Lectionary: 262
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

St. Celestine

Mary was so sad at the loss of Christ. She felt completely abandon and alone. And yet, there He was, by her side the whole time. She only recognized Him when he called her by name. 
One more thing: Do you ever feel that God has abandoned you? Sometimes parenting can be a difficult and lonely job. Remember that Jesus is there beside you all the time. He may even be calling your name! When your patience is thin, take a moment to look for Christ. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, you were there for Mary in her loneliness. Help me to remember that you are here helping me through the joys and challenges of parenting. In your name I pray. St. Celestine, pray for me. Amen. 

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