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.

Sunday, February 27, 2011


Lectionary: 82
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
Reading 2
St. Gabriel of our Lady of Sorrows

What makes wildflowers so especially beautiful is that they are spontaneous. They require no effort on the part of humans. They are really a miracle, springing forth by the hand of God. And they are amazing!
One more thing: Isaiah likens the Father's love to that of a mother. In fact, he says it's deeper than a mother's love. Can you imagine loving your children any more than you already do? We can't even comprehend God's love for us. Just as we take care of our children, God takes care of us. So whatever you need or feel you lack as a mom, know that God will give you the patience, strength, stamina and good humor to fulfill your vocation. Worried about the kids or even what's for dinner? Give it to God, He's got it all under control.
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for your incomprehensible love for me! Give me the faith do depend on you in all things. In Jesus' precious name, I pray, Amen. St. Gabriel, pray for me.

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