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.

Saturday, April 24, 2010

Doing God's work.

Lectionary: 278
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

You might be tempted to think that living the Gospel message is all about shouting from the rooftops. Dorcas is an example of a woman quietly living the gospel right where she is. Clearly the early church viewed her work of taking care of the poor and sewing for the widows as important. Even Peter knew about her. And apparently, her work wasn't done. 
One more thing: Society has a way of telling moms that the domestic life isn't important. The bible clearly tells you something different. Taking care of the domestic church is a noble and important part of the body of Christ. You are doing God's work, even in the sometimes mundane job of Mom! 
Prayer: Father in heaven, bless the work of my hands. May taking care of my family communicate your love to them. Help me to view my work as a prayer and the domestic tasks as living out my vocation. St. Dorcas, pray for me. Amen. 

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