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.

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Lectionary: 493
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Leo the Great, Pope and Doctor of the Church

Today's first reading reminds me that Jesus didn't set up the church as a free-for-all. He instituted a hierarchy of leaders which we know today as Pope, bishops and priests. St. Paul tells us that we are to be obedient to their leadership as they show us how to live. St. Leo was one of the great examples of a spiritual leader, administrator, peacemaker, and educator.
One more thing: The church is an organization comprised of humans, therefore, there will be fault. For that reason, today's clergy need our love and prayers more than ever. Many are criticized and persecuted for the horrible actions of some. I can foster a love of the clergy within my children and still be a vigilant parent. We often do things for the clergy as a family, such as making them meals, praying for them, and responding to calls for help within the parish ministries.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, bless the men and women who have answered the call to a spiritual vocation. May they be strengthened each day by your grace and love. Help me to foster a love of the clergy within my family. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Leo, pray for me and for an increase in vocations.

1 comment: