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.

Monday, January 31, 2011


Lectionary: 323
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. John Bosco

Jesus didn't have one inkling of fear around the possessed man. He was in complete control and held dominion over the spirits. In fact, the gospel tells us that the spirits feared the Lord.
One more thing: The crazy man had one encounter with the Lord and it completely changed his life. Jesus is capable of complete transformations in people and he doesn't care what kind of baggage you bring with you. He's not even phased by evil spirits! So what kind of challenges do I harbor that make me crazy? Cranky teens, a busy work schedule, whiney toddlers, an unkept house, or even darker issues? I don't have to keep it all inside and make myself nuts trying to handle it on my own. I need to take it to Jesus and let him take care of it...maybe even hurl it off a cliff!
Prayer: Dear Jesus, I bring you all of the things that are making me crazy in my life; all of the things that I keep hidden which hinder me from being the person you want me to be. Take them Lord, and let me free of them. Let me be the woman and mother you know I can become. In your precious name I pray, Amen. St. John Bosco, pray for me.

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