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, June 18, 2010

Where is your heart?

Lectionary: 369
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Venerable Matt Talbot

Last night I told a friend who was going through a difficult time that he was earning gold bricks in heaven. While the expression may be trite, we really do store treasure there every time we practice Christ-like love.
One more thing: Kids relate to tangible things like money. Start a "pennies for heaven" jar in your house. Use play money or poker chips and deposit a coin every time someone in the family shows love and caring to some one else.
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your example of how to live. Help me to follow that example and store up my treasure in heaven, not here on earth. In your name I pray, Amen. Venerable Matt Talbot, pray for me.

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