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, January 27, 2011


Lectionary: 320
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Angela Merici

"We must consider how to rouse one another to love and good works. We should not stay away from our assembly, 
as is the custom of some, but encourage one another, 
and this all the more as you see the day drawing near."
One more thing: I recently saw an interview with Opra Winfrey where she talked about her friend Gail. She said, "Everyone should have a Gail." She said Gail was the type of friend who always wanted the best for Opra,encouraged her, celebrated her successes and didn't exploit her shortcomings. In today's letter to the Hebrews, the writer emphasizes that the church is a community. We don't exist here as islands, but as connected brothers and sisters. That means we need to lean on each other now and then and encourage each other always. Jesus reminds us that what we measure out will be measured back to us abundantly. Take today to encourage another mom. Tell her she's doing a good job, listen to her struggles, and let the light of Christ shine through you! 
Prayer: Dear Jesus, thank you for the light that shines in all of my friends who support me as a mom. Help me to be a light to them in return and to encourage all women who are blessed with the vocation of motherhood. In your name I pray, Amen. 

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