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.

Saturday, August 21, 2010

Serving others.

Lectionary: 424
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Pope Pius X

Some kids have parents much like the Pharisees. Parents who load up their kids with burdens of behavior that they themselves have no intention of keeping. Kids are pretty smart. They smell hypocrisy in parents, teachers, and leaders. If you have teens, they may be pointing out the inconsistencies in your parenting already.
One more thing: Parenting is about service. "Whoever humbles himself will be exalted."There is nothing more humbling and selfless than taking care of another human being. As I write I'm being called in many different directions as each of my kids have needs. Sure, there are times when I would love to lock the door and be alone with my computer, but that won't get me into heaven.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, thank you for the example of divine service that you provide for me. Help me to serve my children with love and mercy. In your name I pray, Amen. Pope Pius X, pray for me.

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