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 9, 2012

Today's Readings.

St. Apollonia

King Solomon succumbed to temptation and the whims of the people around him. He got lazy in his old age. It is always so much easier to follow than to lead.
One more thing: In the Gospel today the Greek woman stepped out of her comfort zone. She didn't follow the ways of her people when she could see the truth that Christ offered. She did what was best for her child, even though it went against the grain. In today's world, I have to be mindful of seeking out Christ even when those around me are making other choices. As a parent of teens, I find the peer pressure phenomena applies to parents too. Everyone's doing it. You have to let them grow up. You are so old fashioned. Yes, I've heard those all in my quest to keep Christ in my family; to seek him out when it is best for my children.
Prayer: Lord Jesus, I please heal my children of all that troubles them. Help me to seek your will in decisions regarding my children and for my family to resist the temptation to succumb to the pressures of this world. In your name I pray, Amen. St. Apollonia, pray for me.

1 comment:

  1. I have written about St Apollonia on my blog and I love the idea that your blog is about bringing God into our homes. It is so difficult to integrate faith into our lives and everyone and everything that helps to achieve this is sooo... important!