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.

Friday, July 9, 2010

Sheep amongst wolves.

Lectionary: 387
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Veronica Guiliani

"Give me back the joy of your salvation, and a willing spirit sustain in me." When was the last time you felt real joy? I think moms get so busy with meeting everyone's needs the joy gets sucked right out of them! I know there are times when I don't feel joyful. It's at those times that remembering the source of true joy, my salvation through Jesus Christ, refreshes me.
One more thing: What are the wolves in your life that take the joy out of you? Errands, car pool, cooking and cleaning, diapers, curfew, unemployment, a move, or even a play-group of grousing moms. No matter what is going on in the world around you, one thing remains constant: Christ's love for you. He gave up his life for you and he awaits you with open arms in his heavenly kingdom. So, flash those pearly whites for Christ!
Prayer: Dear Jesus, give me back the joy of salvation and a willing spirit sustain in me. Let my children see the joy of salvation shine through me. In your precious name I pray. Amen. St. Veronica Guiliani, pray for me.

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