Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Thursday, October 23, 2014 Daily Mass Readings

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FOCUS ON THE FAMILY - One Bread, One Body, Oct 23, 2014

St. John of Capistrano
Ephesians 3:14-21 | Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 11-12, 18-19 | Luke 12:49-53

"I kneel before the Father from Whom every family in heaven and on earth takes its name." —Ephesians 3:14-15

Jesus has "come to light a fire on the earth" (Lk 12:49). He begins this by dismantling families held together by factors not according to His will (see Lk 12:51ff). For example, many marriages and families stay together because of fears, ... More

Wednesday, October 22, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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MORE - One Bread, One Body, Oct 22, 2014

Ephesians 3:2-12 | Isaiah 12:2-6 | Luke 12:39-48

"When much has been given a man, much will be required of him. More will be asked of a man to whom more has been entrusted." —Luke 12:48

Jesus spoke the above words to St. Peter and the apostles. We might not be expected to perform the works of St. Peter, but none of us are off the hook when it comes to serving the Lord. As Catholics, we have received the sacraments of Baptism, ... More

Tuesday, October 21, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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DRY WALL - One Bread, One Body, Oct 21, 2014

Ephesians 2:12-22 | Psalm 85:9-14 | Luke 12:35-38

"But now in Christ Jesus you who once were far off have been brought near through the blood of Christ. It is He Who is our Peace, and Who made the two of us one by breaking down the barrier of hostility that kept us apart." —Ephesians 2:13-14

The phrase rendered "barrier of hostility" above is literally "the dividing wall of the barrier." We all experience the pain of being separated by a dividing wall. Some experience this in troubled marriages; it feels like the Great Wall of ... More

Accepting Jesus as Lord, Savior, and God

The purpose of life is to develop a deep, personal relationship with Jesus and love Him with all our hearts (Lk 10:27).

Monday, October 20, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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CULTURE-WARS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 20, 2014

St. Paul of the Cross
Ephesians 2:1-10 | Psalm 100:1-5 | Luke 12:13-21

"That is the way it works with the man who grows rich for himself instead of growing rich in the sight of God." —Luke 12:21

The man in today's Gospel reading decided to save for the future. He said to himself: "You have blessings in reserve for years to come. Relax! Eat heartily, drink well. Enjoy yourself" (Lk 12:19). In today's culture, we would call him a wise ... More

Ten Commandments of Intercession

Intercession may be the ultimate ministry in God's plan of salvation. Jesus forever lives to make intercession for us (Heb 7:25). He lived a simple life in Nazareth for thirty years and had a public ministry for three years. And now He has been interceding for us for almost two thousand years. That may tell us something of the inestimable importance of intercession.

Sunday, October 19, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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MISSION-MINDED? - One Bread, One Body, Oct 19, 2014

29th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 45:1, 4-6 | 1 Thessalonians 1:1-5 | Psalm 96:1, 3-5, 7-10 | Matthew 22:15-21

"...so that toward the rising and the setting of the sun men may know that there is none besides Me." —Isaiah 45:6

On this World Mission Sunday, the Church asks us as Christians what our relationship is to the nations of the world. We must give the nations what belongs to them (see Mt 22:21). Especially, we must give Jesus to the nations, for He belongs to ... More

The Church, Mother To All - Pope Francis, Shepherd of Truth

JESUS INVITES US
Jesus is "the evangelizer par excellence and the Gospel in person" (Evangelii Guadium, 209) His solicitude, particularly for the most vulnerable and marginalized, invites all of us to care for the frailest and to recognize His suffering countenance, especially in the victims of new forms of poverty and slavery. More

Saturday, October 18, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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CATHOLIC WORKERS - One Bread, One Body, Oct 18, 2014

St. Luke
2 Timothy 4:10-17 | Psalm 145:10-13, 17-18 | Luke 10:1-9

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

Jesus needs many more workers to reach the more than four-billion people who don't know Him. He also needs many more workers to help the nearly two-billion Christians grow in holiness. Therefore, "take courage" and work for Jesus (see Hg 2:4). ... More

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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