Liturgy & Devotions~Daily Meditations



Winning the Only Contest that Matters
Matthew 5:1-12a Saturday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time I will spend at least five minutes today imagining what heaven will be like. What would I like heaven to be like? Jesus is setting up a mansion there for me. He is going to put everything that he can in it to please me and make me happy. Spend some time imagining what he would put there to surprise and delight me. He will go far beyond my wildest imaginations, but by dedicating some time to this today, I will increase my desire for heaven and to make the sacrifices necessary to get there.

Up Against the Narrow Gate
Luke 13:22-30 Wednesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time Today I will examine my conscience very honestly to see if I am saying to Jesus in any aspect of my life and to see if I am letting myself get too comfortable in any aspect of my life, since comfort, especially in the spiritual life, is a sign that I am not striving to enter by the narrow gate.

The Kingdom of Heaven Infiltrates and Enriches Everything It Touches
Luke 13:18-21 Tuesday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinry Time I will try to be more optimistic about the Church in society, seeing how it has influenced so much of what is best in our society ñ love for the poor, love for enemies etc. Knowing that it is inspired by the Holy Spirit, I will accept that as it has happened so many times in the past, just when things look bleakest for the Church, God turns the tables, and it enters into another Golden Age. Didn't John Paul II predict that we were just launching out into the New Age of Evangelization?

Jesus Blows me Out of my Comfort Zone, Again!
Luke 13: 10-17 Monday of the Thirtieth Week in Ordinary Time Where in my life have I settled into spiritual routine and old age? Do I habitually skip some prayer I should be saying, telling myself it isn't that important? I will make an extra effort to pray it today. Is there some other aspect of my spiritual or moral life that I have removed to make life more comfortable for me? Time to start doing it again!

The Gentle Mercy of God
I will pray with perseverance and trust

The Fig That Was Almost Toast!
Luke 13:1-9 I will exercise patience today with everyone I meet, thinking of the patience that God has had with me.

Spiritual Weather Reports
Luke 12:54-59 Friday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will try to be prompt in following the inspirations of the Holy Spirit.

Jesus Fire Must Be My Own
Luke 12:49-53 Twentieth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will strive to set a good spiritual example for my family and will invite someone who has strayed to consider coming back.

It is So Hard to Get Good Help
Luke 12:39-48 Wednesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time When my patience is tested, I will pause and ask myself, How does the Lord want me to handle this situation?

Spiritual Readiness
Luke 12: 35-38 Tuesday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will review my life choices to make sure that I am persevering in all that I have promised Christ.

Bigger Barns?
Luke 12: 13-21 Monday of the Twenty-ninth Week in Ordinary Time I will live charity today as fervently as if I knew this day were my last.

To Serve Is to Reign
Mark 10:35-45 Twenty-ninth Sunday in Ordinary Time I will perform a hidden act of charity for someone whom I find bothersome.

Fidelity to the Holy Spirit's Inspirations
Luke 12:8-12 Memorial of Saints John de Brébeuf and Isaac Jogues, Priests, and Companions Saturday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time

Into the Lion's Mouth
Luke 12: 1-7 Friday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time When faced with any worry today I will pray, Jesus, I trust in you.

Me? An Apostle?
I will pray for God's assistance rather than rely only on myself

The Grumpy Catholics Guild
Luke 11: 42-46 Wednesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time If I find myself thinking critically about someone today, I will pray for them and look for two good qualities in them.

Laws That Bind or Free
Luke 11: 37-41 Tuesday of the Twenty-eighth Week in Ordinary Time If there is a rule or custom of the Church that I don't understand or don't practice, I will read up on it to come to understand better how it frees me and guides me in my relationship with Christ.

The Queen, the Ninevites and Me
Luke 11: 29-32 Wednesday of the First Week of Lent At some point today I will offer a prayer of thanksgiving, thanking Christ for the blessings received over the past few days.

Hitting the Spiritual Wall
Mark 10:17-30 Twenty-eighth Sunday in Ordinary Time What is the moment in which I usually fail God on a Sunday? I will make sure to be faithful in that moment today.

Mary Is My Master Educator in Virtue
Luke 11: 27-28 Saturday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Do I really think of Mary as my educator in the full sense, in the sense of teaching me virtue? What is the virtue I need the most? I will ask Mary to educate me in it in a special way today.

Keeping House
Luke 11: 15-26 Friday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time I will be attentive to the fact that I am a dwelling of God and look to do what is worthy of that dignity. Specifically, I will be attentive to the thoughts that pass through my mind and the words that cross my lips today.

The Christian Who Doesn't Pray Treats God like a Servant
Luke 11:5-13 Thursday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time What do I most need today? I will ask God for it early and often.

Prayer Has an Important Place in Our Continuing Conversion
Luke 11:1-4 Wednesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time Today I will pray my traditional prayers with special attention and with the conviction that they will instruct me and change me in a way that leads me closer to God.

Prayer Is the lifeblood of my relationship with Jesus
Luke 10:38-42 Tuesday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time When I consider the biggest thing I am doing for God today, I will be sure to ask him in prayer to bless it.

Jesus Breaks the Habit of Putting Limits on Our Love
Luke 10:25-37 Monday of the Twenty-seventh Week in Ordinary Time I will remove the limits I have placed on loving someone close to me my spouse, children, parents, brothers and sisters, close friends, co-workers and be patient and understanding at moments when I donít feel like loving.

The Loving Hand of God's Providence
Mark 10:2-16. Twenty-seventh Sunday in Ordinary Time I will stop and thank God at least once today for all of the graces I have received from his loving providence.

Better Than Success
Luke 10: 17-24 Saturday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will show thanks for my faith by doing an extra act of charity today

Payback Time
Luke 10: 13-16 Friday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will carry out one request that a legitimate authority (a boss, a parent, etc.) has been asking of me and do it with joy.

Bumper Crop
Luke 10: 1-12 Thursday Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinari Time I will pray or offer up a sacrifice for vocations, or speak of vocations to at least one person, either by word or by e-mail.

Costly Christ
Luke 9: 57-62 Wednesday of the Twenty-sixth Week in Ordinary Time I will weed out one thing from my life that doesn't fit in with my state as a Christian. It could be a Web site, a subscription to a publication, an immodest piece of clothing, a relationship.


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