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 19, 2010


Lectionary: 135
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2
St. Januarius

Being married to an eagle scout and mother to two boy scouts has its perks. They certainly have a moral code outside of religion that they respect and live by. Maybe its peer pressure too, but that's the kind of character pressure you want for your kids.
One more thing: In today's gospel Jesus talks about how important it is to be trustworthy, even in the small everyday material things of life. He makes a good point to say that if we can't even handle the material, how will we be trusted with the spiritual; the tasks and responsibilities that really count! Teaching our kids to be trustworthy and responsible is a tough job. Look for organizations at church and in your community that can reinforce what you are teaching at home. Find mentors in older siblings or friends to act as models for your kids. Most importantly, be sure give kids the opportunity to show you they are trustworthy, even if that means loosening the reigns a little!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I trust in you! Help me to be trustworthy of spiritual things. Give me fortitude and perseverance so that I may meet the obligations and tasks you have asked me to do, namely be a mom! In your name I pray, Amen. St. Januarius, pray for me.

1 comment:

  1. How important it is to be trustworthy and how difficult it is esp. for the youth today with so many in society who lie, cheat and are greedy. Remember when a person's word was good enough? I think this sort of memory is what sparked my post, Have you No Shame? Your sons sound like fine young men and it is obvious that you/husband are the example they follow. I often think that people who can't trust may not be trustworthy themselves. And yes, CM, give your children roots and wings.. teach them the foundation rooted in God then let them fly! So nice to chat with you. N Oh, now I have to look up St. Januarius.
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