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.

Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Lord, save me!

Lectionary: 408
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Peter Julian

"Why did you doubt?"
We all doubt; we are human. In fact, it may be the single most difficult part of our faith once we become adults. This is an example of when we parents can learn from our children. If Peter had been a child, he would have run to Jesus with all his might, not thinking about the wind and waves.
One more thing: It was when Peter was faltering that he called out, "Lord, save me." And Jesus reached down his hand and saved him. Christ is there to save us too during our difficult moments. Usually around 4:30 in the afternoon I start to feel like I'm drowning. Kids are hungry, evening activities are beginning, the little ones are tired. The next time you have a 'Calgon moment', call on the Lord. He will help you keep your head above water!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for always being there to show me your saving power, especially when I am doubting. I love you! Amen. St. Peter Julian, pray for me.

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