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.

Friday, May 28, 2010

Bad mood.

Lectionary: 351
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

Saint Germanus of Paris

It's a relief to know that Jesus was fully human, with all the moods and feelings that you and I have. He seemed pretty ticked at what was going on in the temple and like many of us do, carried that in his heart until he exploded and turned over the tables of the money changers. The unfortunate fig tree also bore the brunt of his wrath. Who bears the brunt when you are in a bad mood?
One more thing: I never liked that old saying, "Don't go to bed angry." It's much easier to storm off and brood about what is bothering me than to face it. St. Peter counsels us in the first reading to let our love for one another be intense, for it covers a multitude of sins. Sins that someone may have committed that hurt us, but also our own sins that we commit when in a bad mood. Jesus says we can obtain anything we ask for with absolute faith, but first we must forgive those with whom we have transgressions. 
Prayer: Dear Jesus, help me to temper my anger with love so that I may be an example of forgiveness and mercy to my family. In your name I pray, through the power of the Holy Spirit, Amen. St. Germanus, pray for me. 

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