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.

Tuesday, May 25, 2010


Lectionary: 348
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

St. Bede the Venerable

There is a popular Christian song entitled, "What do I know of holy?" St. Peter reminds us that what we know of holy is found by  looking at and imitating Christ's example. 
One more thing: What is Christ's example? In the gospel he tells us that the first shall be last and the last shall be first. His example is of service. With summer upon us, it's a good time to remind your children that by contributing to the family, they are serving others as Christ did. Summertime means more family time and more opportunities to be Christ to those we live with. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to follow your example to holiness. Give me a spirit of service and help me to lead my children to holiness by example. I ask this in your name, through the power of the Holy Spirit. Amen. St. Bede, pray for me. 

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