Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

BIRTH OR BOREDOM? - One Bread, One Body, Sep 8, 2014

Birth of Mary
Micah 5:1-4 or Romans 8:28-30 | Psalm 13:6 | Matthew 1:1-16, 18-23

"Abraham was the father of Isaac, Isaac the father of Jacob, Jacob the father of Judah." —Matthew 1:2

The New Testament begins with what many would consider to be repetitious boredom. This person begot that person and so it goes on and on. That is what life was B.C., "before Christ." Without Jesus, life seemed to be the same old stuff with just ... More

Sunday, September 7, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 09/07/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

"APPOINTED WATCHMAN" - One Bread, One Body, Sep 7, 2014

23rd Sunday Ordinary Time
Ezekiel 33:7-9 | Romans 13:8-10 | Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 | Matthew 18:15-20

"You, son of man, I have appointed watchman for the house of Israel; when you hear Me say anything, you shall warn them for Me." —Ezekiel 33:7

When we see someone sinning, we must repent of our own sins (Mt 7:5), petition God to give life to the sinner (1 Jn 5:16), and warn the person sinning. If we don't do this, we might be held responsible for the sinner's death (Ez 33:8).

If the ... More

Saturday, September 6, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

"I CAN'T GET NO SATISFACTION" - One Bread, One Body, Sep 6, 2014

1 Corinthians 4:6-15 | Psalm 145:17-21 | Luke 6:1-5

"At the moment you are completely satisfied." —1 Corinthians 4:8

In the USA, it has been legal for decades to murder millions of babies each year. Our country is struggling to protect the definition of marriage as the union of a man and a woman. The Catholic Church has been publicly racked by scandal and is ... More

Friday, September 5, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 09/05/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

JUDGMENT DAYS - One Bread, One Body, Sep 5, 2014

1 Corinthians 4:1-5 | Psalm 37:3-6, 27-28, 39-40 | Luke 5:33-39

"It matters little to me whether you or any human court pass judgment on me." —1 Corinthians 4:3

Does it matter to you if other people judge you? To most people, it matters a lot. Some become angry, resentful, rebellious, and unforgiving when they are judged. Others compromise their principles and let themselves be manipulated when they ... More

Thursday, September 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 09/04/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

I'M FOREVER GRATEFUL - One Bread, One Body, Sep 4, 2014

1 Corinthians 3:18-23 | Psalm 24:1-6 | Luke 5:1-11

"I am a sinful man." —Luke 5:8

One of the greatest events in our lives is when we realize our sinfulness, when we fall "at the knees of Jesus saying, 'Leave me, Lord. I am a sinful man' " (Lk 5:8). When we experience the fear of the Lord and get in touch with reality, we ... More

My People, Vol. 27, Issue 9

On The Front Lines Of Africa's Ebola Crisis
Gaza Needs A Just Peace
Iraq's Christians Facing A Human Catastrophe
Violence Drowns Out Reason
Urgent Appeal For Iraq
Prisoners Offer Witness Of Hope
Prison To Praise: Homeboy
Films Build Faith
"Finding Time To Be Pro-Life"
Action Required To Maintain Hope
Light to the Nations
Edge To Edge
Pray The News

Wednesday, September 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 09/03/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

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EATING FROM THE KIDS' MENU - One Bread, One Body, Sep 3, 2014

Pope St. Gregory the Great
1 Corinthians 3:1-9 | Psalm 33:12-15, 20-21 | Luke 4:38-44

"The trouble was that I could not talk to you as spiritual men but only as men of flesh, as infants in Christ." —1 Corinthians 3:1

Far too many Christians are "infants in Christ," men and women "of flesh" (1 Cor 3:1). There is plenty of evidence that convicts: four thousand surgical abortions daily in the USA, and likely even more daily chemical abortions. Christians can't ... More

Tuesday, September 2, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 09/02/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

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A MIND IS A TERRIBLE THING TO WASTE - One Bread, One Body, Sep 2, 2014

1 Corinthians 2:10-16 | Psalm 145:8-14 | Luke 4:31-37

"We have the mind of Christ." —1 Corinthians 2:16

"The root of all conduct is the mind" (Sir 37:17). Therefore, a great battle rages between the kingdom of God and the kingdom of darkness for control of our minds. Whoever wins the war for our mind will also gain control of our actions, whether ... More

Monday, September 1, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 09/01/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

"RECEIVE THE HOLY SPIRIT" (Jn 20:22) - One Bread, One Body, Sep 1, 2014

1 Corinthians 2:1-5 | Psalm 119:97-102 | Luke 4:16-30

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; therefore He has anointed Me." —Luke 4:18

The Spirit of the Lord is upon Jesus, and He wants to lavish the Spirit on us (Ti 3:6) in an unrationed way (Jn 3:34). However, to receive the Spirit and grow in the Spirit, we must repent. At the first Christian Pentecost, Peter proclaimed: ... More

Sunday, August 31, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 08/31/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

MATTER OVER MIND - One Bread, One Body, Aug 31, 2014

22nd Sunday Ordinary Time
Jeremiah 20:7-9 | Romans 12:1-2 | Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9 | Matthew 16:21-27

"Do not conform yourselves to this age but be transformed by the renewal of your mind." —Romans 12:2

To live a free life pleasing to God, we must have renewed minds. To live in heaven forever, we must "acquire a fresh, spiritual way of thinking" (Eph 4:23) and take on the mind of Christ (1 Cor 2:16).

However, before our minds become renewed, ... More

Saturday, August 30, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 08/30/2014 - 06:00
Daily Mass Readings from the Catholic Lectionary, based on the New American Bible and approved for use in the United States of America.

You can also read Daily Readings and view Daily Reflections by visiting www.usccb.org/bible/readings/

JESUS' JOB FOR NOBODIES - One Bread, One Body, Aug 30, 2014

1 Corinthians 1:26-31 | Psalm 33:12-13, 18-21 | Matthew 25:14-30

"Consider your situation. Not many of you are wise, as men account wisdom; not many are influential; and surely not many are well-born." —1 Corinthians 1:26

As far as I know, not many sports celebrities, entertainers, politicians, and other famous people read One Bread, One Body. Our book doesn't appeal that much to those who "are wise, as men account wisdom." Therefore, the world generally ... More

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