Tuesday, July 26, 2016

Prayers in Tamil

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Daily Bread!
HOW TO BURN-OUT - One Bread, One Body, Jul 27, 2016
Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21 | Psalm 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18 | Matthew 13:44-46

"Woe to me, mother, that you gave me birth! A man of strife and contention to all the land! I neither borrow nor lend, yet all curse me." —Jeremiah 15:10

Jeremiah wished he had never been born. He sat alone while others were partying (Jer 15:17). His pain was "continuous" and his "wound incurable" (Jer 15:18). According to the terminology of "pop-psychology," Jeremiah was experiencing "burn-out" ... More

"JESUS WEPT" (see Lk 19:41) - One Bread, One Body, Jul 26, 2016
Sts. Joachim & Ann
Jeremiah 14:17-22 | Psalm 79:8-9, 11, 13 | Matthew 13:36-43

"Let my eyes stream with tears day and night." —Jeremiah 14:17

Many people couldn't care less about the condition of the world, the state of the Church, the destruction of human lives, the breakdown of marriage and family, etc. They just stare at the TV and try to escape from reality through constant ... More

"LIFT HIGH THE CROSS!" - One Bread, One Body, Jul 25, 2016
St. James
2 Corinthians 4:7-15 | Psalm 126:1-6 | Matthew 20:20-28

"Death is at work in us, but life in you." —2 Corinthians 4:12

Peter, James, and John were the three major apostles chosen by Jesus. Only they were chosen by Jesus to be present when He raised the daughter of Jairus from the dead (Mk 5:37), when He was transfigured (Mt 17:1-2), and when He suffered His ... More

PRAYER CHANGES<U> </U>? - One Bread, One Body, Jul 24, 2016
17th Sunday Ordinary Time
Genesis 18:20-32 | Colossians 2:12-14 | Psalm 138:1-3, 6-8 | Luke 11:1-13

"One of His disciples asked Him, 'Lord, teach us to pray.' " —Luke 11:1

Sometimes our prayer is a projection of our own self-hatred rather than a communication with God. For instance, Abraham began interceding for Sodom and Gomorrah by saying: "See how I am presuming to speak to my Lord, though I am but dust and ... More

WEED LOVERS - One Bread, One Body, Jul 23, 2016
St. Bridget
Jeremiah 7:1-11 | Psalm 84:3-6, 8, 11 | Matthew 13:24-30

"Do you want us to go out and pull them up?" —Matthew 13:28

The farmer in Jesus' parable of the wheat and weeds says something I've never heard a farmer or gardener say before. He says that you shouldn't pull up the weeds because "you might take the wheat along with them" (Mt 13:29). It seems that Jesus' ... More

PERSEVERANCE - One Bread, One Body, Jul 22, 2016
St. Mary Magdalene
Song of Songs 3:1-4 or 2 Corinthians 5:14-17 | Psalm 63:2-6, 8-9 | John 20:1-2, 11-18

"I will rise then and go about the city; in the streets and crossings I will seek Him Whom my heart loves." —Song of Songs 3:2

When we think of Mary Magdalene, we recall her intense love for Jesus. She received this love from the Holy Spirit (Gal 5:22; Rm 5:5). She received the Holy Spirit in such a powerful way because of her perseverance. Just as Elisha received a ... More

IN LOVE AGAIN - One Bread, One Body, Jul 21, 2016
St. Lawrence of Brindisi
Jeremiah 2:1-3, 7-8, 12-13 | Psalm 36:6-11 | Matthew 13:10-17

"I remember the devotion of your youth, how you loved Me as a bride, following Me in the desert, in a land unsown." —Jeremiah 2:2

Remember when you first fell in love with Jesus? Remember what a joy it was to pray? How you loved to be with God and with His people! How you would praise Him in English and other languages! Remember when...

Many, however, have lost their ... More

Leading Your Loved Ones to Christ
If you are brokenhearted because your loved ones don't know the Lord, be thankful that you have faith enough and love enough to care. The Lord will not forsake you.

Mission Impossible?
The very fact that this pamphlet is in your hands may be a sign that you are called for a special mission in God's plan of salvation.


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