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.

Saturday, July 3, 2010

Doubting Thomas

Lectionary: 593
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Feast of St. Thomas, Apostle

"Peace be with you." That's Jesus' greeting and desire for all of us. His presence immediately brings peace to Thomas' doubts and questions.
One more thing: Thomas doesn't get scolded for questioning. Jesus doesn't ridicule him for his doubts. He simply presents himself to Thomas and immediately calms the storm inside him. Do you ever have fears and doubts? If you have a teenager living in your house you do! Simply opening yourself to claim Jesus as your "Lord and God" will bring you peace just as it did Thomas.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, help me to be aware of all the little ways you show yourself to me each day. Let my recognition of your presence in my life bring me peace and comfort. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Thomas, pray for me.

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