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 15, 2010


Lectionary: 270

Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

St. Peter Gonzalez

Today's gospel makes it very clear that the way to the Father is through the Son. Though separate, they are one and you can't get to the Father without the Son. A good way to understand this is to watch your kids when they really want something. If they think you might say no, they go to the other parent who might be a little more willing. That attempt to divide and conquer never works with God. 
One more thing: Why wouldn't you want to believe in  Christ? His mercy and forgiveness and ultimate act of love draw us to him. Therefore, it's hard to understand why the Pharisees put up such a fuss. I guess sometimes our kids may be like the Pharisees. They want to believe that we are motivated out of love for them when we make decisions, but they may not yet be able to understand. Presenting a united front helps kids learn to trust and rely on you as parents. 
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for sending your Son to be our redeemer and show us the way to you. St. Peter, pray for me. Amen. 

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