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 28, 2010


Lectionary: 430
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Augustine, bishop and doctor of the Church

How many talents has God given you? Are you using them all to further his kingdom? Today's gospel shows us it's not optional to minister. To just be a good person and not do anything bad with the personal gifts God has given you isn't enough. You have to share them and make them grow!
One more thing: Do your children see you participate in parish or community ministries? Getting involved takes effort, but remember, it needs to be based on your talent. If you are shy, don't be the greater at mass. If you are clumsy with numbers, don't serve on the finance council. Spend some time discovering your talents - even ask your kids.  When you find a way to minister that lets your talents shine, you will truly be able to boast in the Lord!
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for the talents you have given me. Help me to use them for your glory, not my own. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Augustine, pray for me.

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