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.

Thursday, April 22, 2010

Life of the world.

Lectionary: 276
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

The bread of life: not merely earthly food, but the spiritual food that sustains us. This is the beauty of our faith: that we partake of the very food Christ gave us which is Christ himself. 
One more thing: Children's faith can be so simple and straightforward. As my daughter prepares for her first Eucharist, the complexities of the Eucharist don't even surface. It simply is, without question. As parents we are most often the teacher, but now and then,we need to step back and learn a thing or two from the kids. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for the gift of the Eucharist. Give me a hunger for the food that is the life of the world, and help me to instill that hunger into my children. In your name I pray, Amen. 

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