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 7, 2010


Lectionary: 289
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

St. Flavia Domitilla

Love. It's so simple, it has become trite. Jesus says it is all we need to do: love one another. He doesn't play any games, or pull any punches. There's no club level you have to get to in order to find the secrets of God. No, Jesus lays it all out for us. Love one another. 
One more thing: Loving our family, especially our rebellious teens or tiresome twos, can be a real challenge. While you don't have to like them, you do have to love them enough to be the mother God wants you to be. That might be unpopular. But approach your parenting like the apostles did when forming the early church. Go to the Holy Spirit; seek council from those who are wise and holy; and trust in the Lord to help you make the right decisions steeped in love. 
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for showing me how to love. Help me to always model your love to my children, even when they are not very likable. In your name I pray. Amen. St. Flavia, pray for me. 

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