Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Friday, October 17, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE FATHER, THE SON, AND THE DOWNPAYMENT - One Bread, One Body, Oct 17, 2014

St. Ignatius of Antioch
Ephesians 1:11-14 | Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13 | Luke 12:1-7

"When you heard the glad tidings of salvation, the word of truth, and believed in it, you were sealed with the Holy Spirit Who had been promised." —Ephesians 1:13

We're all going to rise from the dead. Those who believe in Jesus and have lived for Him will see Him face to face and be perfectly happy forever with Him in heaven. We know this because the Lord has revealed it to us through His Church and ... More

Thursday, October 16, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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HEAD UP - One Bread, One Body, Oct 16, 2014

St. Hedwig, St. Margaret Mary Alocoque
Ephesians 1:1-10 | Psalm 98:1-6 | Luke 11:47-54

"God has given us the wisdom to understand fully the mystery, the plan He was pleased to decree in Christ, to be carried out in the fullness of time: namely, to bring all things in the heavens and on earth into one under Christ's headship." —Ephesians 1:9-10

God's plan is to "bring all things in the heavens and on earth into one under Christ's headship." Jesus promised: "And I — once I am lifted up from earth — will draw all men to Myself" (Jn 12:32). We must let ourselves be drawn to Jesus and then ... More

Wednesday, October 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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FLESHING IT OUT - One Bread, One Body, Oct 15, 2014

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

"Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified their flesh with its passions and desires." —Galatians 5:24

By "the flesh," the Bible refers to our fallen human nature. "The tendency of the flesh is toward death" (Rm 8:6). "The flesh in its tendency is at enmity with God; it is not subject to God's law. Indeed, it cannot be; those who are in the flesh ... More

Tuesday, October 14, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE POINT OF MOST RESISTANCE - One Bread, One Body, Oct 14, 2014

Pope St. Callistus I
Galatians 5:1-6 | Psalm 119:41, 43-45, 47-48 | Luke 11:37-41

"If you give what you have as alms, all will be wiped clean for you." —Luke 11:41

To have all our sins wiped clean, we must repent and give our lives to Jesus. This conversion is an interior decision expressed in a tangible way. For some, conversion is most pointedly expressed by changing jobs or changing friends. For others, ... More

Monday, October 13, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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SECONDS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 13, 2014

Galatians 4:22-24, 26-27, 31—5:1 | Psalm 113:1-7 | Luke 11:29-32

"Stand firm, and do not take on yourselves the yoke of slavery a second time!" —Galatians 5:1

If Jesus sets us free, we are really free (Jn 8:36). If, however, we take on ourselves "the yoke of slavery a second time," we are in the worst condition possible for a human being. "When men have fled a polluted world by recognizing the Lord ... More

Sunday, October 12, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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DEATH TOLLED - One Bread, One Body, Oct 12, 2014

28th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 25:6-10 | Philippians 4:12-14, 19-20 | Psalm 23:1-6 | Matthew 22:1-14

"On this mountain He will destroy the veil that veils all peoples, the web that is woven over all nations; He will destroy death forever. The Lord God will wipe away the tears from all faces." —Isaiah 25:7-8

Isaiah prophesied that the Lord would "destroy death forever" (Is 25:8). Jesus fulfilled this prophecy. By His death on the cross, He took away death's victory, robbed "the devil, the prince of death, of his power" and freed "those who through ... More

Saturday, October 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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YOU - One Bread, One Body, Oct 11, 2014

Galatians 3:22-29 | Psalm 105:2-7 | Luke 11:27-28

"Each one of you is a son of God because of your faith in Christ Jesus." —Galatians 3:26

Who are you in Christ? You are baptized into Christ (Gal 3:27), that is, you are immersed in Him. You live in Him, and at the same time He lives in you (see Jn 6:56; 17:23).

You are sons and daughters of God (Gal 3:26). "You did not receive a ... More

Friday, October 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE SECOND WAVE OF DEMONS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 10, 2014

Galatians 3:7-14 | Psalm 111:1-6 | Luke 11:15-26

"When an unclean spirit has gone out of a man, it wanders through arid wastes searching for a resting-place; failing to find one, it says, 'I will go back to where I came from.' " —Luke 11:24

When we were baptized, the Church specifically prayed for us to be delivered from the evil one. Jesus, Who is stronger than Satan, the strong man, has freed us (Lk 11:22). Jesus warns us that the evil one will return and re-enter our lives with ... More

Thursday, October 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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IN THE SPIRIT OR IN ? - One Bread, One Body, Oct 9, 2014

St. Denis & Companions, St. John Leonardi
Galatians 3:1-5 | Luke 1:69-75 | Luke 11:5-13

"If you, with all your sins, know how to give your children good things, how much more will the heavenly Father give the Holy Spirit to those who ask Him." —Luke 11:13

When we were baptized and confirmed, we received the Holy Spirit. At countless other times, we have again received the Spirit. We thus have every reason to be filled with the Spirit (see Acts 2:4; 4:8; 4:31; 7:55). However, because of our sins ... More

Wednesday, October 8, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"TEACH US TO PRAY" (Lk 11:1) - One Bread, One Body, Oct 8, 2014

Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14 | Psalm 117:1-2 | Luke 11:1-4

"When you pray, say: 'Father...' " —Luke 11:2

(Editor's note: This is a reprint of a teaching written a few days before Fr. Al Lauer died in October of 2002.)

This morning I attended Mass in the bedroom of Father Al Lauer, the founder and long-time author of One Bread, One Body. ... More

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