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 21, 2010


Lectionary: 643
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Matthew, Apostle and Evangelist

St. Paul left something off his list of vocations in the first reading. MOTHERS!! Our main job is to build up the Body of Christ by caring for and leading the domestic church. Here is my favorite translation of this passage in Ephesians, and one I recite every day: the vocation you have received. Be humble, kind, patient and bear with one another in love. Eph 4:1-3
One more thing: Christ calls each of us to a vocation, just as he called St. Matthew in today's Gospel. On those days when this vocation seems overwhelming, remember what St. Paul says, "But grace was given to each of us, according to the measure of Christ's gift." His grace is sufficient for you and it will carry you through this crazy thing called motherhood if you just lean on it!
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for the gift of my children and my vocation of motherhood! Help me to live my vocation with humility and love, and give me the grace to be the mother you want me to be. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Matthew, pray for me. 

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