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, May 20, 2010


Lectionary: 300
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm

St. Bernardine of Siena

Paul follows Christ and his resulting persecution echoes Jesus' persecution too. Paul is completely one with Christ and willing to suffer as he did. 
One more thing: The Father loves Jesus and they are one. Jesus loves the Father and they are one. Jesus and the Father love us. Jesus desires for us to be one with him. The only thing we have to do is love. That kind of unity sounds so beautiful. The first place to foster that unity is within our own families. Share with your children today that when they show Christ's love to their family members they are building unity within your family and unity with God. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I desire to be one with you. Help me to show your love to my children so that we may grow in unity with each other and with you. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Bernardine, pray for me. 

No comments:

Post a Comment