Meditation is above all a quest. The mind seeks to understand the why and how of the Christian life, in order to adhere and respond to what the Lord is asking...Meditation engages thought, imagination, emotion and desire. Ths mobilization of faculties is necessary in order to deepen our convictions of faith, prompt conversation of our heart, and strengthen our will to follow Christ. Christian prayer tries above all to meditate on the mysteries of Christ, as in lectio divina or the Rosary.
-Catechism of the Catholic Church, 2705, 2708
Gospel of the Day
First Reading:: Is 11:1-10
Psalm:: Ps 72:2-3, 7-8, 12-13, 17
Second Reading:: Rom 15:4-9
Gospel:: Mt 3:1-12
Saint of the Day