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 14, 2010

Sing a new song.

Lectionary: 470
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Callistus

"Sing to the Lord a new song, for he has done wondrous deeds;"
What St. Paul tells us in today's first reading is cause for celebration! God our Father has redeemed us through the blood of Christ. We are his adopted sons and daughters!
One more thing: I admit, I sometimes take my salvation for granted. I forget what a wonderful thing God has done for me! I forget to bring the joy of my salvation to every part of my life. I can keep from inflicting further suffering for Christ when I embrace this joy and spread it to my children. I will try to sing joyfully to the Lord today in both my words and actions. I will let my children know the joy of the Lord through me!
Prayer: Heavenly Father, thank you for the gift of salvation through your son Jesus Christ. Help me to embrace the joy of my salvation in all that I do, especially for my children. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Callistus, pray for me.

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