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, February 7, 2011

It is good.

Lectionary: 329
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Colette

"May the Lord be glad in all his works."
God certainly took his time with creation. It was a clearly thought out, methodical and orderly event. There was nothing hap-hazard about it. While you can argue whether or not it took seven days as we know them, the message from the author of Genesis is clear. There was nothing; God created something; it was good.
One more thing: I'm fond of that old saying "God doesn't make junk". It gives me hope in myself. I also hold fast to the fact that creation didn't take place overnight. It took time. That too gives me hope that I am still being created to be the woman and the mother that God wants me to be. I only have to participate in the creative process in a way that will make the Lord glad in his work in me.
Prayer: Prayer of St. Colette: "May the Father of all mercy, the Son by his holy passion, and the Holy Spirit, source of peace, sweetness and love, fill us with their consolation. Amen." St. Colette, pray for me. 

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