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.

Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Buried treasure.

Lectionary: 403
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Leopold Mandic

Who finds a treasure and then buries it again? Surely you sneak it home and then start spending it right away, right? But Jesus says heaven is like a treasure you find, then bury, and then sell everything you have in order to buy the whole field. Why would anyone do that?
One more thing: Perhaps Jesus is telling us that heaven is unlike any treasure we have ever seen. A treasure so wonderful, that indeed we want to savor it and hold on to it, rather than flit it away with careless desires. Can you even begin to imagine what kind of wonderful place it must be? Am I willing to 'sell my possessions' and empty myself of everything that stands in the way between me and heaven?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, to be with you in heaven must be wonderful beyond my wildest imaginings. Help me to rid my life of anything that stands between me and an eternal life with you. In your precious name I pray, Amen. St. Leopold, pray for me.

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