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.

Thursday, October 21, 2010

Family matters.

Lectionary: 476
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Cornelius

"I kneel before the Father, from whom every family in heaven and on earth is named,"
One more thing: St. Paul makes sure that his readers know that God is the Father of us all! No matter our color, or belief, we all originate from God. That said, Jesus reminds us that some of us may reject our Father. Just because we come from the same family upbringing doesn't mean we will all choose the same path. God has given us all the gift of free will, and that might bring discord among families, perhaps even mine. My job is to do everything I can to educate and nurture my children's faith. I can't force it; ultimately the decision is theirs. 
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of freely choosing you! Help me to live my life as a reflection of that choice. May my example lead my children to you as well! In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Cornelius, pray for me. 

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