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.

Sunday, September 5, 2010

Great love.

Lectionary: 129
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2
Blessed Mother Teresa of Calcutta

Do not think that love, in order to be genuine, has to be extraordinary. What we need is to love without getting tired. Mother Teresa
One more thing: Jesus seems to tell us today that we must turn our back on the very people he tells us we must love. It doesn't seem to make sense! I don't think Christ is talking about absolutes in today's gospel, but about priorities. Where are my priorities? Do I let people or things get in the way of living the gospel? Mother Teresa lived the gospel through her love of people, but only because her love for God came first. Her work was exhausting, yet she didn't let her love falter when she became tired. 
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for your everlasting love. Help me to imitate that love to my children, especially when I am tired. In your name I pray, Amen. Mother Teresa, pray for me. 

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