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, May 2, 2010

Brotherly love.

"As I have loved you, so you should love one another." How does Christ love us? The psalm says, "The LORD is gracious and merciful,
slow to anger and of great kindness. The LORD is good to all and compassionate toward all his works."
One more thing:What would our families be like if we loved one another as Christ loves us all the time? Okay, I know we are human, and most of us have little people still learning about how to love and treat others, but wouldn't that be amazing? Like the glimpse of heaven from the second reading. If we remind our families that we are all on a journey to heaven, and the way to get there is to love one another like Christ loves us, then just maybe our families can be a little slice of heaven here on earth. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, Thank you for loving me and showing me how to love others. Give me your compassion and mercy so that I may be an example of your love to my family. In your name I pray, Amen. 

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