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THE KEY SCRIPTURE VERSE - One Bread, One Body, Oct 17, 2018

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St. Ignatius of Antioch
Galatians 5:18-25 | Psalm 1:1-4, 6 | Luke 11:42-46

"Since we live by the Spirit, let us follow the Spirit's lead." —Galatians 5:25

Sometimes you will find that most of the verses of the Scripture passages for Mass each day are acceptable even to pagans, secular humanists, and fallen-away Catholics. For example, in today's Gospel reading, Jesus points out the hypocrisy of ... More

"MERCY TRIUMPHS" (SEE JAS 2:13) - One Bread, One Body, Oct 16, 2018

10/16/2018 - 1:08am
St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alocoque
Galatians 5:1-6 | Psalm 119:41, 43-45, 47-48 | Luke 11:37-41

"Let Your kindness come to me, O Lord." —Psalm 119:41

In today's first eucharistic reading and Gospel passage, the Galatian Christians and the Pharisees are admonished by St. Paul and Jesus, respectively. These two groups seem to have been unable to grasp that God prefers to work through ... More

Unforgiveness is the Cause

10/16/2018 - 1:03am
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THE SIGN IS THE LENGTH OF THE LINE - One Bread, One Body, Oct 15, 2018

10/15/2018 - 1:08am
St. Teresa of Avila
Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31—5:1 | Psalm 113:1-7 | Luke 11:29-32

"This is an evil age. It seeks a sign. But no sign will be given it except the sign of Jonah." —Luke 11:29

To the Pharisees who wanted a dazzling, miraculous sign, Jesus offered the sign of Jonah. What was the sign of Jonah? It was a sign with two meanings. First, it was a sign of the Resurrection of Jesus. Jonah was buried in the water in the ... More

The Pro-Life Scriptural Rosary

10/15/2018 - 1:03am
When we pray the rosary and the Scriptures, we are taking steps that will be successful in protecting human life and stopping abortion. Pray this scriptural rosary so that life will be cherished.

GIVE UP - One Bread, One Body, Oct 14, 2018

10/14/2018 - 1:08am
28th Sunday Ordinary Time
Wisdom 7:7-11 | Hebrews 4:12-13 | Psalm 90:12-17 | Mark 10:17-30

"Jesus answered: 'I give you My word, there is no one who has given up home, brothers or sisters, mother or father, children or property, for Me and for the gospel who will not receive in this present age a hundred times as many homes, brothers and sisters, mothers, children and property — and persecution besides — and in the age to come, everlasting life.' " —Mark 10:29-30

We will either give up our lives for love of Jesus, or we will give up hope. We will either abandon ourselves to Him or we will despair as life becomes impossible. One way or the other, we will give up.

To give up our lives to Jesus, ... More

CLOTHES LINES - One Bread, One Body, Oct 13, 2018

10/13/2018 - 1:08am
Galatians 3:22-29 | Psalm 105:2-7 | Luke 11:27-28

"All of you who have been baptized into Christ have clothed yourselves with Him." —Galatians 3:27

Being clothed with Christ means:

  • living "honorably as in daylight" and making "no provision for the desires of the flesh" (Rm 13:13, 14),
  • putting "on that new man created in God's image, whose justice and holiness are born ... More

CROSSING THE STATE LINES - One Bread, One Body, Oct 12, 2018

10/12/2018 - 1:08am
Galatians 3:7-14 | Psalm 111:1-6 | Luke 11:15-26

"The result is that the last state of the man is worse than the first." —Luke 11:26

The worst and sometimes last state of a human being is to be repossessed by a devil and newly possessed by several other devils (Lk 11:26). The first step of the road to this worst state is to be possessed by a devil. Most people think that ... More

FIELDS OF FLESH - One Bread, One Body, Oct 11, 2018

10/11/2018 - 1:08am
Galatians 3:1-5 | Luke 1:69-75 | Luke 11:5-13

"After beginning in the Spirit, are you now to end in the flesh?" —Galatians 3:3

The greatest tragedy possible is to end in the flesh. Jesus died and rose to make us new creations. It would be a great tragedy to die still trapped in our fallen nature and refusing the total newness of life in Christ (see 2 Cor 5:17).

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SUBMISSION IS A "SURE THING" - One Bread, One Body, Oct 10, 2018

10/10/2018 - 1:08am
Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14 | Psalm 117:1-2 | Luke 11:1-4

"I went prompted by a revelation, and I laid out for their scrutiny the gospel as I present it." —Galatians 2:2

The Lord commands every Christian to be submissive to God-given authority (Eph 5:21). Wives are to be prime examples of this submission. They are to teach all Christians the peace, joy, freedom, and disciplines of submission (see Eph ... More

HEARING AID - One Bread, One Body, Oct 9, 2018

10/09/2018 - 1:08am
St. Denis & Companions, St. John Leonardi
Galatians 1:13-24 | Psalm 139:1-3, 13-15 | Luke 10:38-42

"Mary has chosen the better portion and she shall not be deprived of it." —Luke 10:42

Right now, you are reading this booklet, One Bread, One Body, which focuses on listening to the Lord as He speaks through the Church's daily eucharistic Scripture readings. Thank God for you! You are like Mary of Bethany. She chose to ... More

THE BOOK OF REVELATIONS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 8, 2018

10/08/2018 - 1:08am
Galatians 1:6-12 | Psalm 111:1-2, 7-10 | Luke 10:25-37

"I assure you, brothers, the gospel I proclaimed to you is no mere human invention. I did not receive it from any man, nor was I schooled in it. It came by revelation from Jesus Christ." —Galatians 1:11-12

We should thank the Lord that we are surrounded by a cloud of witnesses for Jesus (Heb 12:1). We thank the Lord for all those who have taught us the faith. We thank Him especially for our parents.

Nevertheless, our faith ultimately ... More

THE SIGN OF HIS LOVE - One Bread, One Body, Oct 7, 2018

10/07/2018 - 1:08am
27th Sunday Ordinary Time
Genesis 2:18-24 | Hebrews 2:9-11 | Psalm 128:1-6 | Mark 10:2-16

"They are no longer two but one flesh." —Mark 10:8

The Catholic Church has suffered heavy losses through the scandalous sexual sins of a few priests. These priests were ordained in the sacrament of Holy Orders to be a sign of God's love for His people. Instead, the sign the world reads ... More

My People, Vol. 31, Issue 8

10/07/2018 - 1:05am
Human Dignity Must Be Respected
Family Life Is Loving Adventure
College Program Impacts Many
Care For Creation Is Continuing Challenge
Shared Commitment To Africa Needed
Prison To Praise
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

My People, Vol. 31, Issue 9

10/07/2018 - 1:05am
Drug Scourge Spirals
Everyone Should Witness
Prison to Praise Grace, Mercy And Hope
Book Focuses On Role Of God In U.S.
How Does Technology Impact Tourism?
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

My People, Vol. 31, Issue 10

10/07/2018 - 1:05am
Access To Water Is Essential Right
Pope Addresses Moral Crisis
Labor Day Statement 2018
Author Considers Church's Future
Race Towards Holiness
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

HOPE CHEST - One Bread, One Body, Oct 6, 2018

10/06/2018 - 1:08am
St. Bruno, Bl. Marie-Rose Durocher
Job 42:1-3, 5-6, 12-17 | Psalm 119:66, 71, 75, 91, 125, 130 | Luke 10:17-24

"Thus the Lord blessed the latter days of Job more than his earlier ones." —Job 42:12

Job is known for his patience, but he should be better known for his hope. If your ten children died in one day, would you have hope? (see Jb 1:19) If you went bankrupt on the same day, would you let God give you the virtue of hope? (see Jb ... More

CITY LIGHTS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 5, 2018

10/05/2018 - 1:08am
Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos
Job 38:1, 12-21; 40:3-5 | Psalm 139:1-3, 7-10, 13-14 | Luke 10:13-16

"He who hears you, hears Me. He who rejects you, rejects Me. And he who rejects Me, rejects Him Who sent me." —Luke 10:16

Every Christian is called to be a missionary, that is, to bring the gospel of Jesus Christ to an unbelieving world. Some missionaries travel around the world, but most stay in one particular city. If we're called to stay in one city, our task ... More

A WONDER: WORKERS! - One Bread, One Body, Oct 4, 2018

10/04/2018 - 1:08am
St. Francis of Assisi
Job 19:21-27 | Psalm 27:7-9, 13-14 | Luke 10:1-12

"The harvest is rich but the workers are few; therefore ask the Harvest-Master to send workers to His harvest." —Luke 10:2

Job was one of the Lord's most faithful workers. The Lord permitted Satan to take away almost all of Job's riches, kill his ten children, and give Job a life-threatening, painful disease (Jb 1:12ff). Even if the Lord later gave Job twice as ... More

RECRUITING OR DISCIPLING? - One Bread, One Body, Oct 3, 2018

10/03/2018 - 1:08am
Job 9:1-12, 14-16 | Psalm 88:10-15 | Luke 9:57-62

"Why, O Lord, do You reject me; why hide from me Your face?" —Psalm 88:15

It's doubtful that Jesus would be hired as a personnel director for a Fortune 500 company. Imagine the lawsuits that would occur if a company employee gave such brusque and seemingly insulting replies to a potential applicant as Jesus does in ... More