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.

Sunday, April 18, 2010

Loaves and fishes.

Lectionary: 48
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2

The third time Christ appeared to the apostles, they still did not recognize him. It was only in the sharing of a meal that they realized who He was. After his resurrection, Christ reveals himself at mealtime: on the road to Emmaus, when He asks for something to eat in the upper room, and on the shore. 
One more thing: Christ's very act of salvation for us is commemorated in a meal. This very human need to eat is elevated to a holy act. Make every meal with your family holy by sharing it together. Meal preparation can be a chore for moms, but even Christ cooked on the shore of the beach! 
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the food that you provide for my family. Help me to realize the ministry of my vocation as a mother in planning and preparing family meals. Bless our time together at the table and nourish and strengthen us so that we may always do your will. In your name I pray, Amen. 

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