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 7, 2010

Lost sheep.

Lectionary: 385
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz and companions

"Seek always the face of the Lord." Unfortunately, the children of Isreal didn't always seek the Lord and instead worshiped pagan gods. Yet God calls them back through the prophets time and time again.
One more thing: Jesus holds out hope for the people of Israel to finally answer his call. He sends his apostles to specifically find the lost sheep of his flock with which he has a covenant. God desperately wants the Israelites to turn back to him. He feels the same way about us. If you have drifted from the Lord, he wants you back. Not only that, he is seeking you! This is your call to renew your relationship with God!
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for your endless mercy despite my many faults. I want you to be an integral part of my life and my vocation as a mom. Lead me to you, Lord. Send your Holy Spirit to be with me as my guide. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Blessed Emmanuel Ruiz, pray for me.

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