Category: Message of the Day

CORRECTION FLUID

“Jesus on entering the house asked, without giving him time to speak: ‘What is your opinion, Simon?’ ” —Matthew 17:25 Eternal life is to know personally God the Father and Jesus Whom He sent (Jn 17:3). When we know others personally, we can elaborate on how they talk, think, work, pray, deal with problems, etc. When we know Jesus personally, we can wax eloquently on His ways, even on how He corrects us. Jesus can come on strong in correcting us. For example, when Peter refused to accept the message of the cross, Jesus “turned on Peter and said, ‘Get...

INCREASING GOD’S PROPERTY VALUE

“That servant is fortunate whom his Master finds busy when He returns. Assuredly, his Master will put him in charge of all His property.” —Luke 12:43-44 My prayer is that you readers of One Bread, One Body will constantly be “faithful, farsighted” servants of God (Lk 12:42), busy sowing His Word in season and out of season (Lk 12:42; 2 Tm 4:2). If you are faithful in doing this, Jesus “will put you in charge of larger affairs” (Mt 25:21). In fact, He promises He will put you “in charge of all His property” (Lk 12:44). What is God’s property?...

SOW SO

“God can multiply His favors among you.” —2 Corinthians 9:8 August is an expensive month. Vacations, picnics, entertainment, air conditioners, and school clothes don’t come free. As we start to see the summer passing, many people feel so empty they try one more summer fling. And, of course, flings cost money. When we see our money ending before our summer ends, we try to cut corners. Usually we give God, His Church, and His work very little or nothing, and spend our money amusing ourselves. Consequently, most ministries, including this one, wonder each year if they’ll survive the summer. God’s...

FAITH-CRIMES

“Forty years shall you suffer for your crimes.” —Numbers 14:34 Today’s Eucharistic readings strongly show that faith makes the difference between life and death. A mother’s “great faith” in Jesus (Mt 15:28) saved her daughter. The complete lack of faith of the Israelites, who had recently walked through the Red Sea on dry land, meant that they would die in the desert (Nm 14:29). Did you know that the Lord considers it a crime (Nm 14:34) to lack faith in Him and discourage (Nm 13:32) others from having faith in Him? Faith is not an add-on for the Christian life;...

SLEEPING IN THE CLASSROOM

“Peter and those with him had fallen into a deep sleep; but awakening, they saw His glory.” —Luke 9:32 Jesus took Peter, James, and John off by themselves, and “went up onto a mountain to pray” (Lk 9:28). “While He was praying, His face changed in appearance and His clothes became dazzlingly white” (Lk 9:29). However, Peter, James, and John had fallen into a deep sleep (Lk 9:32). When they awoke, they were in a fog (Lk 9:34). They heard God tell them to listen to Jesus (Lk 9:35). They saw Jesus transfigured in radiant glory, but they missed the...

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