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, November 30, 2010

The call.

Lectionary: 684
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Andrew

The call. Peter heard it. Andrew heard it. James and John heard it. But more than hearing, they acted on it - immediately! St. Paul says not everyone hears the call but blessed are the feet of those who bring the gospel, regardless!
One more thing: How many times does Christ call me in a day? Let's see, I have four children, who call out "Mom!" at least 20 times a day so...  When my kids call, I often put them off, "Just a minute; I'm busy; Be there in a second!" But Andrew didn't waste a moment following Christ. If motherhood is my God given vocation, I need to be better about answering the daily call!
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I hear you call me and I recognize your voice in my children's needs. Help me to patiently and lovingly answer their call so that I may serve you as the disciples did. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Andrew, pray for me.

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