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, February 3, 2011

Welcome home.

Lectionary: 326
Reading 1
Responsorial Psalm
St. Blaise

“Wherever you enter a house, stay there until you leave from there. Whatever place does not welcome you or listen to you,
leave there and shake the dust off your feet in testimony against them.”

One more thing: When I hear this gospel passage, I tend to focus on the disciples and their dependence on God's providence. But today, I'm struck by where they are going. Do those who enter my house feel welcome? Do I go out of my way to be hospitable to those around me? What about my own family? Are my kids dreaming of the day they can bolt out from under my roof, or do they think of home as the place they can really be themselves? 
Prayer: Father in heaven, thank you for my home. Help me to make it a place full of love and acceptance. Help me to focus on the relationships under my roof, rather than the appearances. In Jesus' name I pray, Amen. St. Blaise, pray for me. 

1 comment:

  1. Hospitality seemed to be a big theme this week.