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.

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

God's commands.

Lectionary: 330
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Josephine Bakhita

“How well you have set aside the commandment of God in order to uphold your tradition!"
One more thing: Today's gospel has me thinking about what I have come to accept as normal. The things that society says are ok, may not be a real reflection of God's intent for my life. Jesus talks specifically about how we treat our parents. He could have picked any topic, but he chose that one. It must be important! If I want my children to treat me well, especially as I age, then I need to model that behavior to them in the way I treat my own parents. Think I'll be giving my folks a call to say hello today! 
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for the gift of my parents. Help me to always treat them with the honor and respect. Help me to foster a loving relationship with my children, so that when I am old, they will honor me out of desire not just duty. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Josephine, pray for me. 

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