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, September 14, 2010

The Holy Cross.

Lectionary: 638
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2
Exaltation of the Holy Cross

"How splendid the cross of Christ! It brings life, not death; light, not darkness; Paradise, not its loss. It is the wood on which the Lord, like a great warrior, was wounded in hands and feet and side, but healed thereby our wounds. A tree has destroyed us, a tree now brought us life" (Theodore of Studios).
One more thing: With all the whining and complaining that goes on in my house, I can only imagine how fed up Moses was with the Israelites! Despite the fact that they behaved badly, he intervened on their behalf to God to have mercy on them, just like a mom does for her children. Moses was the foreshadowing of the ultimate mercy and forgiveness we find in Jesus. So really, with salvation and a heavenly home in our future, is there ANY reason to complain?
Prayer: Lord Jesus, forgive me when I complain about the life you have chosen for me. Help me to view my life, even my crosses, with gratitude and acceptance. Let my hope in my salvation shine through the difficult circumstances for my children to see. In your precious name I pray, Amen. St. Helen, pray for me. 

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