Daily Readings and Interpretation Category

Sunday, August 17, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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WHAT IS JESUS TEACHING US TODAY? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 17, 2014

20th Sunday Ordinary Time
Isaiah 56:1, 6-7 | Romans 11:13-15, 29-32 | Psalm 67:2-3, 5-6, 8 | Matthew 15:21-28

Jesus "withdrew to the district of Tyre and Sidon." —Matthew 15:21

Let's look at today's Gospel passage of a "politically incorrect" interaction from the viewpoint of discipleship. Jesus took his disciples into Tyre and Sidon, a pagan, Gentile stronghold. Jesus wanted to retreat far away from Jewish territory ... More

Saturday, August 16, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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YOUNG-STIR - One Bread, One Body, Aug 16, 2014

St. Stephen of Hungary
Ezekiel 18:1-10, 13, 30-32 | Psalm 51:12-15, 18-19 | Matthew 19:13-15

"Jesus said, 'Let the children come to Me. Do not hinder them. The kingdom of God belongs to such as these.' " —Matthew 19:14

Do we hinder children from coming to Jesus? When we "celebrate" Mass in a listless way, our youth turn to rock concerts rather than to the Lord for excitement. When we compromise the Gospel with fund-raising, drinking, and gambling, our young ... More

Friday, August 15, 2014 Vigil Mass Reading

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Friday, August 15, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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JESUS IS GOD - One Bread, One Body, Aug 15, 2014

Assumption
Revelation 11:19; 12:1-6, 10 | 1 Corinthians 15:20-27 | Psalm 45:10-12, 16 | Luke 1:39-56

"They are borne in with gladness and joy; they enter the palace of the king." —Psalm 45:16

Mary was assumed into heaven because she was immaculately conceived. She was immaculately conceived because she was the mother of God. Thus, Mary's special graces indicate that Jesus, her Son, is God. In other words, this feast day, as well as ... More

Thursday, August 14, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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THE MIRACLES OF FORGIVENESS - One Bread, One Body, Aug 14, 2014

St. Maximilian Mary Kolbe
Ezekiel 12:1-12 | Psalm 78:56-59, 61-62 | Matthew 18:21—19:1

"My heavenly Father will treat you in exactly the same way unless each of you forgives his brother from his heart." —Matthew 18:35

We must forgive:

  • everyone for every sin (see Mt 6:12),
  • 70 x 7 (Mt 18:22),
  • immediately (Mt 5:23-25),
  • enemies (see Mt 5:39ff),
  • those who apologize (Lk 17:4) and those who don't,
  • those who keep ... More

Wednesday, August 13, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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<U>ONE</U>, HOLY, CATHOLIC, APOSTOLIC CHURCH - One Bread, One Body, Aug 13, 2014

Sts. Pontian & Hippolytus
Ezekiel 9:1-7; 10:18-22 | Psalm 113:1-6 | Matthew 18:15-20

"Where two or three are gathered in My name, there am I in their midst." —Matthew 18:20

The body of Christ has been split between Orthodox and Catholic for almost 1000 years. Protestants separated from Catholics about 500 years ago. Then Protestants splintered into thousands of denominations within which are many other divisions. ... More

Tuesday, August 12, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"TASTE AND SEE" (Ps 34:9) - One Bread, One Body, Aug 12, 2014

St. Jane Frances de Chantal
Ezekiel 2:8—3:4 | Psalm 119:14, 24, 72, 103, 111, 131 | Matthew 18:1-5, 10, 12-14

"Be not rebellious like this house of rebellion, but open your mouth and eat what I shall give you." —Ezekiel 2:8

Picture a baby in a high chair. No matter what the parents do, the baby refuses to eat, shutting its mouth. That is the picture of many Christians today. We Christians are spiritually anorexic. We refuse to eat what God gives us because we are ... More

Monday, August 11, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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LIVING IS BELIEVING - One Bread, One Body, Aug 11, 2014

St. Clare
Ezekiel 1:2-5, 24-28 | Psalm 148:1-2, 11-14 | Matthew 17:22-27

"Be this His praise from all His faithful ones, from the children of Israel, the people close to Him." —Psalm 148:14

Peter made a great profession of faith when he acknowledged Jesus as the Messiah, "the Son of the living God" (Mt 16:16). However, in ensuing events, Peter showed that he did not fully understand or mean what he professed about Jesus. He refused ... More

Sunday, August 10, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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GOD IS WHISPERING TO YOU - One Bread, One Body, Aug 10, 2014

19th Sunday Ordinary Time
1 Kings 19:9, 11-13 | Romans 9:1-5 | Psalm 85:9-14 | Matthew 14:22-33

"After the earthquake there was fire — but the Lord was not in the fire. After the fire there was a tiny whispering sound." —1 Kings 19:12

The Lord is whispering to you. For years, He has been preparing you to hear this whisper. In this whisper, the Lord will reveal to you the greatest work of your life. Thousands of people will be transformed by the Lord, if you hear and act on ... More

Saturday, August 9, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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"HOW LONG, O LORD?" (Ps 13:2) - One Bread, One Body, Aug 9, 2014

St. Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
Habakkuk 1:12—2:4 | Psalm 9:8-13 | Matthew 17:14-20

It "will not disappoint." —Habakkuk 2:3

"Hope deferred makes the heart sick" (Prv 13:12). It is so difficult to sometimes have to wait so long for God's plan to unfold. Did you ever feel that you might die before the situation improves? Yet "the Lord does not delay in keeping His ... More

Friday, August 8, 2014 Daily Mass Reading

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