Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Friday, July 18, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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HOUSE WORK - One Bread, One Body, Jul 18, 2014

St. Camillus de Lellis
Isaiah 38:1-6, 21-22, 7-8 | Isaiah 38:10-12, 16 | Matthew 12:1-8

"Thus says the Lord: Put your house in order." —Isaiah 38:1

When King Hezekiah was terminally ill, Isaiah prophesied to him: "Put your house in order, for you are about to die; you shall not recover" (Is 38:1). Hezekiah ignored the first part of this message and prayed for the Lord to spare his life (Is ... More

Thursday, July 17, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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UNEQUALLY YOKED? - One Bread, One Body, Jul 17, 2014

Isaiah 26:7-9, 12, 16-19 | Psalm 102:13-21 | Matthew 11:28-30

"Take My yoke upon your shoulders." —Matthew 11:29

A yoke is a strong wooden beam with curved wooden circles that fit over the necks of two oxen so they will pull a plow in the same direction. We are yoked with Jesus, willingly or unwillingly. When we refuse to accept Jesus as Lord of our lives, ... More

My People, Vol. 27, Issue 7

Pope, Presidents Pray For Peace
Proclaim The Gospel With Joy
D-Day Sacrifices Are Lessons For Peace
Film Generates Strong Reactions
Fight Anxiety With Kindness
Light to the Nations

My People, Vol. 27, Issue 6

New Saints Are Men Of Courage
Prayers Intensify For Kidnapped Girls
Try A Little Love: It Couldn't Hurt
Ask Angels For Help
Fight All Forms Of Injustice
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

Wednesday, July 16, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THANKS-LIVING - One Bread, One Body, Jul 16, 2014

Our Lady of Mount Carmel
Isaiah 10:5-7, 13-16 | Psalm 94:5-10, 14-15 | Matthew 11:25-27

"By my own power I have done it, and by my wisdom, for I am shrewd." —Isaiah 10:13

The Lord let Assyria do a little work for Him. He let Assyria be His rod, staff (Is 10:5), axe, and saw (Is 10:15). However, the Assyrians claimed that they were doing their own thing by their own power rather than being used by God. It was like ... More

Tuesday, July 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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UNREAL - One Bread, One Body, Jul 15, 2014

St. Bonaventure
Isaiah 7:1-9 | Psalm 48:2-8 | Matthew 11:20-24

"Thus says the Lord: This shall not stand, it shall not be!" —Isaiah 7:7

Are you like King Ahaz? Are you unable to break out of the cycle of fretting and trembling over possibilities that never wind up taking place? Are you like the people of Chorazin and Bethsaida? Do you fail to break out of the comfort of ... More

Monday, July 14, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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MAKE THE CUT - One Bread, One Body, Jul 14, 2014

St. Kateri Tekakwitha
Isaiah 1:10-17 | Psalm 50:8-9, 16-17, 21, 23 | Matthew 10:34—11:1

"My mission is to spread, not peace, but division." —Matthew 10:34

One church marquee proclaims, "Jesus adds and multiplies; Satan subtracts and divides." That being so, how do we understand today's Gospel? Jesus is the "Prince of Peace" (Is 9:5), so how can He say he won't bring peace?

Satan divides and ... More

Sunday, July 13, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE JOY OF SUFFERING - One Bread, One Body, Jul 13, 2014

15th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 55:10-11 | Romans 8:18-23 | Psalm 65:10-14 | Matthew 13:1-23

"I consider the sufferings of the present to be as nothing compared with the glory to be revealed in us." —Romans 8:18

When we suffer, we may take a pill for pain relief. However, Paul recommends that we pray for a deeper awareness of God's glory. We need to increase our awareness of God's glory more than decrease our pain. Then we will consider our suffering as ... More

Saturday, July 12, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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AUTHENTIC CHRISTIANS - One Bread, One Body, Jul 12, 2014

Isaiah 6:1-8 | Psalm 93:1-2, 5 | Matthew 10:24-33

"Whoever acknowledges Me before men I will acknowledge before My Father in heaven." —Matthew 10:32

Jesus' disciples are slandered (see Mt 10:25) and persecuted (2 Tm 3:12). Nonetheless, they remain fearless (see Mt 10:26, 28, 31), bold, and free witnesses, acknowledging and proclaiming Jesus, even before the most hostile of men (Mt 10:32). ... More

Friday, July 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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I WILL IF YOU WILL - One Bread, One Body, Jul 11, 2014

St. Benedict
Hosea 14:2-10 | Psalm 51:3-4, 8-9, 12-14, 17 | Matthew 10:16-23

"You will be brought to trial before rulers and kings, to give witness before them and before the Gentiles on My account." —Matthew 10:18

We may have promised Jesus that we would speak up for Him if He would give us the words. Many times, however, He wants us to speak up first, and then He'll give us the words. Jesus said: "When they hand you over, do not worry about what you ... More

Thursday, July 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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BABY STEPS - One Bread, One Body, Jul 10, 2014

Hosea 11:1-4, 8-9 | Psalm 80:2-3, 15-16 | Matthew 10:7-15

"It was I Who taught Ephraim to walk, Who took them in My arms." —Hosea 11:3

When we were baptized, we received a new nature. We became new creations (Gal 6:15) and infants in Christ (1 Cor 3:1). Like all infants, we need to learn how to live. God our Father wants to teach us how to walk (Hos 11:3), eat, feel, think, ... More

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