Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

LOOKING TO OBEY - One Bread, One Body, Aug 5, 2014

Dedication of St. Mary Major
Jeremiah 30:1-2, 12-15, 18-22 | Psalm 102:16-21, 29, 22-23 | Matthew 15:1-2, 10-14

"Incurable is your wound, grievous your bruise; there is none to plead your cause, no remedy for your running sore, no healing for you." —Jeremiah 30:12-13

Jeremiah considered the condition of God's people incurable. However, the Lord revealed that this impossible condition would be reversed. The Lord promised: "From them will resound songs of praise, the laughter of happy men. I will make them not ... More

Monday, August 4, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 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.

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FALSE CONFIDENCE - One Bread, One Body, Aug 4, 2014

St. John Mary Vianney
Jeremiah 28:1-17 | Psalm 119:29, 43, 79-80, 95, 102 | Matthew 14:22-36

"You have raised false confidence in this people." —Jeremiah 28:15

History is filled with examples of false confidence resulting in disaster. For example, George Washington led his troops in crossing the Delaware River on Christmas to defeat the drunken Hessian troops during the Revolutionary War. Once the ... More

Sunday, August 3, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 08/03/2014 - 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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CLOSING THE DEAL - One Bread, One Body, Aug 3, 2014

18th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 55:1-3 | Romans 8:35, 37-39 | Psalm 145:8-9, 15-18 | Matthew 14:13-21

"Give them something to eat yourselves." —Matthew 14:16

Jesus has placed His disciples in a fantastic position. On one side there is the human race, which continually grows hungry and has a daily need for food. On the other side is the Lord, Who has a continual desire to feed, nourish, and even ... More

Saturday, August 2, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 08/02/2014 - 03:00
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/

SIN-SICK? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 2, 2014

St. Eusebius of Vercelli, St. Peter Julian Eymard
Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24 | Psalm 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34 | Matthew 14:1-12

"Now, therefore, reform your ways and your deeds; listen to the voice of the Lord your God, so that the Lord will repent of the evil with which He threatens you." —Jeremiah 26:13

When Herod heard of Jesus, he didn't think of Jesus. Instead, Herod thought of John the Baptizer (Mt 14:2). Herod may have been eaten up with guilt for beheading John. This hell of guilt was due to murder, which was due to pride and lust (see Mt ... More

Friday, August 1, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Fri, 08/01/2014 - 03:00
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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GIVE ME THE WORKS - One Bread, One Body, Aug 1, 2014

St. Alphonsus Liguori
Jeremiah 26:1-9 | Psalm 69:5, 8-10, 14 | Matthew 13:54-58

"He did not work many miracles there because of their lack of faith." —Matthew 13:58

If we are seeing only occasional miracles in our lives, we should repent of our lack of faith. If we are seeing only a few people converted every few weeks (see Acts 17:34), we must repent because the Lord wants to give us a great harvest of ... More

Thursday, July 31, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Thu, 07/31/2014 - 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.

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UNDERSTANDABLE? - One Bread, One Body, Jul 31, 2014

St. Ignatius of Loyola
Jeremiah 18:1-6 | Psalm 146:1-6 | Matthew 13:47-53

"Have you understood all this?" —Matthew 13:51

Jesus asked His apostles if they had understood "all this." They answered "Yes," possibly assuming that Jesus was referring to the last parable or series of parables He had taught (Mt 13:51). Jesus, however, was probably referring to much more, ... More

Wednesday, July 30, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Wed, 07/30/2014 - 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.

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THE BEGINNING, MIDDLE, AND END OF GOD'S WORD - One Bread, One Body, Jul 30, 2014

St. Peter Chrysologus
Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21 | Psalm 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18 | Matthew 13:44-46

"When I found Your words, I devoured them; they became my joy and the happiness of my heart." —Jeremiah 15:16

Many of you reading One Bread, One Body have found God's Word to be the joy and happiness of your hearts. Your initial experience of God's Word has been sweet (see Rv 10:10; Ez 3:3).

Later, you will find that God's Word is not only ... More

Tuesday, July 29, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Tue, 07/29/2014 - 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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HOME ALONE? - One Bread, One Body, Jul 29, 2014

St. Martha
Jeremiah 14:17-22 | Psalm 79:8-9, 11, 13 | John 11:19-27 | or Luke 10:38-42

"Lord, do You not care that my sister left me to serve alone!" —Luke 10:40, RSV-CE

Martha was serving alone. Many Christians also feel quite alone in their service to the Lord and His people. Martha complained to Jesus that He should get Mary to help her (Lk 10:40). We also pray to Jesus that He will get someone to help us. ... More

Monday, July 28, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Mon, 07/28/2014 - 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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SEEDING IS BELIEVING - One Bread, One Body, Jul 28, 2014

Jeremiah 13:1-11 | Deuteronomy 32:18-21 | Matthew 13:31-35

"The reign of God is like a mustard seed which someone took and sowed in his field." —Matthew 13:31

The Lord is looking for someone to sow a mustard seed. Physically, this is light work, for thousands of mustard seeds weigh almost nothing. However, sowing a mustard seed is hard work spiritually. When someone sows a mustard seed, he appears to ... More

Sunday, July 27, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sun, 07/27/2014 - 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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GOD'S VOMITING - One Bread, One Body, Jul 27, 2014

17th Sunday Ordinary Time
1 Kings 3:5, 7-12 | Romans 8:28-30 | Psalm 119:57, 72, 76-77, 127-130 | Matthew 13:44-52

"When he found one really valuable pearl, he went back and put up for sale all that he had and bought it." —Matthew 13:46

Many people don't want to put all their eggs into one basket. So they become "Christians" but still keep one foot in the world. This way, if Jesus isn't real, at least they haven't wasted their whole lives for Him. However, if Jesus is the ... More

Saturday, July 26, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

Bible: Daily Readings Audio USCCB - Sat, 07/26/2014 - 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/
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