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, September 4, 2010

Living well.

Lectionary: 436
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Rose of Viterbo

 "I die with joy, for I desire to be united to my God. Live so as not to fear death. For those who live well in the world, death is not frightening, but sweet and precious." St. Rose of Viterbo
One more thing: St. Paul again reminds me today how to live well in the world. He also gives me an important parenting tip. He admonishes his readers as beloved children, avoiding shame. I have to be careful that my correction toward my children is always tempered with love. Sometimes I can be so upset with them that I want to see them hang their head so I know they got the message. However, that's not how Christ treats me. 
Prayer: Lord Jesus,thank you for showing me how to live and how to parent. Help me to live well in the world, following your example. In your precious name I pray, Amen. St. Rose, pray for me. 

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