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.

Friday, October 15, 2010


Lectionary: 471
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Teresa of Avila

“There is nothing concealed that will not be revealed,
nor secret that will not be known.
Therefore whatever you have said in the darkness
will be heard in the light,
and what you have whispered behind closed doors
will be proclaimed on the housetops."
One more thing: My daughter came home today saying that the gossiping had started up at the lunch table again today. She takes it personally when there is discord amongst her friends. Jesus offers a great lesson today that I can share with her. To be upfront and honest in the dark as well as the light means you never have to be accused of being a hypocrite. It also gives comfort that Jesus reveals the only time we should have fear: not in rumors or squabbles, but in situations where we can be separated from him for eternity. 
Prayer: Dear Lord, thank you for your providential care. Take away any spirit of fear, especially fear of rumors or persecution. Protect me from hypocrisy and the temptation to gossip. Give me the grace I need to teach my children how to be true to you in all they say and do. In your precious name, Amen. St. Teresa of Avila, pray for me. 

1 comment:

  1. Oh, I really like that your daughter doesn't like gossip. I think gossip is a really bad habit that easily hurts others and also is a big distraction from the spiritual life. Interestingly, St. Teresa of Avila was shown the place reserved for her in hell had she not converted, stopped gossiping, and give herself over completely to Christ.