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.

Monday, July 19, 2010

Personal responsibility.

Lectionary: 389
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Sts. John Jones and John Wall

"Why do you recite my statutes,
and profess my covenant with your mouth,
Though you hate discipline
and cast my words behind you?"

Hmmmm, seems like I just gave this finger wagging lecture to my kids tonight, er, only in not so many words.
One more thing: God is pretty big on the personal responsibility thing. No blame or back-talk here. He doesn't want lip service, he wants real action. Wouldn't we all love the same from our kids? Read this psalm together as a family today and talk about taking responsibility for your actions.
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for giving me the road map to follow to you. Please forgive me when I stray from it and help me to recognize the times I fall. I take full responsibility for my choices and renew my vow to honor you with my actions as well as my words. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Sts. John and John, pray for me. 

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