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 31, 2010


Lectionary: 432
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Sts. Joseph of Arimathea and Nicodemus

"What is there about his word?"
Think of the politician or celebrity you find most engaging, multiply that times ten, and you might have an inkling of what it was like to be in the presence of Jesus. He is the ultimate authority and he had no patience for demons. His very commands were obeyed by them. Therefore, how much more should I pay attention to Christ's words?
One more thing: I hope some day my kids will think of me as "kind and merciful, slow to anger and of great kindness." If I speak to them with words taught by the spirit and not with human wisdom, then perhaps they will catch a glimpse of Christ in me.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I bow before your greatness and authority. Help me to desire to be immersed in your Word daily and to live by it's teachings. In your precious name I pray, Amen. Sts. Joseph and Nicodemus, pray for me.

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