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, November 5, 2010

U Turn!

Lectionary: 489
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Venerable Solanus Casey

Today's first reading sounds like St. Paul has been watching reality TV! If you check out what is glorified in popular culture it is our stomachs, our pleasures, and our shames broadcast for all to see! St. Paul says, if you'll excuse the vernacular, "What's up with that?" If I see my ultimate destination as heaven, then my behavior here on earth should reflect accordingly.
One more thing: St. Paul speaks with great love to his brothers and sisters, almost like a loving parent. We want to teach our children the same things about how to live their lives. Jesus tells us in the gospel that it's never too late to make amends. If you have gotten off on the wrong path with motherhood, make a U turn! Change course and reconcile with Christ so that we can all go rejoicing to the house of the Lord!
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for the opportunity for reconciliation with you. May I live my life as St. Paul advises and be a model for my children. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. Venerable Solanus Casey, pray for me.

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