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, June 22, 2010

The narrow gate.

Lectionary: 372
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Thomas More

St. Thomas More went through the narrow gate. Going through that gate brought him imprisonment and cost him his life, but he followed Christ and his conscience and assuredly went through the 'pearly gates' to live with Jesus forever.
One more thing: Someone recently told me that Christ is so much more than salvation. In other words, we don't have to wait until death to find him. We can reach out and hold his hand as we travel the narrow rocky path, much the way our children reach to grab our hand when they are unsteady. The way through the narrow gate is with Jesus by our side.
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for showing me the way to eternal life. Be with me and help me to choose the road that leads to you, even if it is difficult to travel. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Thomas More, pray for me.

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