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 21, 2010

Fertile Myrtle.

Lectionary: 397
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Lawrence of Brindisi

"Whoever has ears ought to hear."
Are you fertile? No, not like that! I mean, are you fertile ground for God's word? What does it take to prepare a place in your heart for God's word to grow?
One more thing: Jeremiah gave God excuses, but God took all of his shortcomings and blessed him and made him able to fulfill God's mission. All he had to do was say 'yes'. I think for us to be fertile ground for God's word, we too only have to say 'yes'.  Even simply 'yes' to hearing God's word, as Jesus says. Open your heart during your reflection today and ask God to grow within you. The fruits of your willingness will be boundless!
Prayer: Dear Jesus, help me to hear and truly listen to your word. Then let your word grow in me so that it becomes a part of my actions, showing your love to my family in all I do. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Lawrence, pray for me.

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