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, August 20, 2010

Dem bones.

Lectionary: 423
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Bernard

Have you ever experienced a spiritual dryness? Many of the saints have felt an emptiness and abandonment by God even in the midst of doing the work he called them to do. The first reading shows us that no matter what you are 'feeling' God is bound by nothing, not even death.
One more thing: Having a child with a chronic illness is a roller coaster ride of highs and lows. Keeping my focus on God's promise and his ability to conquer death through Christ's resurrection helps me keep my fears and anxieties at bay. Whatever you are asking God to do in your child's life, know that he is working out his plan, no matter how 'dry' things may seem at the moment.
Prayer: Father I give thanks to you for your everlasting love, a love which surrounds me even in the moments when I don't feel it. You know the burden's of my heart. I ask you to show your wondrous deeds to my children, so that they can live the life you desire for them. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Bernard, pray for me.

1 comment:

  1. The image of the bones coming to life is very powerful. I have been experiencing a spiritual reawakening in the last year and I have to keep reminding myself to be open to that part of myself.