Tuesday, December 01, 2015

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SEEDS OF HOPE - One Bread, One Body, Dec 1, 2015
Isaiah 11:1-10 | Psalm 72:1-2, 7-8, 12-13, 17 | Luke 10:21-24

"A Shoot shall sprout from the stump of Jesse." —Isaiah 11:1

Out of what appears to be a dead, hopeless situation, the Lord can cause new life to sprout and rise up (see Is 11:1). Your stump might be a broken family devastated beyond reconciliation, a ruined marriage without the possibility of reuniting, ... More

ARE YOU SAVED? - One Bread, One Body, Nov 30, 2015
St. Andrew
Romans 10:9-18 | Psalm 19:8-11 | Matthew 4:18-22

"If you confess with your lips that Jesus is Lord, and believe in your heart that God raised Him from the dead, you will be saved." —Romans 10:9

"Everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved." —Romans 10:13

Are you saved? The Biblical answer for a Christian to that question is: "I have been saved by Christ's death and resurrection." "When the ... More

HAPPY NEW YEAR? - One Bread, One Body, Nov 29, 2015
First Sunday of Advent
Jeremiah 33:14-16 | 1 Thessalonians 3:12—4:2 | Psalm 25:4-5, 8-10, 14 | Luke 21:25-28, 34-36

"Men will see the Son of Man coming on a cloud with great power and glory." —Luke 21:27

Happy New Year! Today is the first day of Advent and of the Church year. The Church's new year not only begins earlier than that of the world, but is also ushered in differently. The world's new year is inaugurated with New Year's Eve parties, ... More

THE WATCHTOWER - One Bread, One Body, Nov 28, 2015
Daniel 7:15-27 | Daniel 3:82-87 | Luke 21:34-36

"Be on the watch. Pray constantly for the strength to escape whatever is in prospect." —Luke 21:36

On this last day of the Church's year, we read about the last day of all years. This last day is called the "great day." Jesus warns us: "The great day will suddenly close in on you like a trap. The day I speak of will come upon all who dwell on ... More

BLACK FRIDAY OR GOOD FRIDAY? - One Bread, One Body, Nov 27, 2015
Daniel 7:2-14 | Daniel 3:75-81 | Luke 21:29-33

"The heavens and the earth will pass away, but My words will not pass." —Luke 21:33

In the USA, the day after Thanksgiving is known as "Black Friday," and is one of the busiest shopping days of the entire year. Consumers flock to shopping malls in great throngs, looking for the best deals, hurrying from store to store to buy ... More

BREAK THE LAW! - One Bread, One Body, Nov 26, 2015
Daniel 6:12-28 | Daniel 3:68-74 | Luke 21:20-28

"Daniel, the Jewish exile, has paid no attention to you, O king, or to the decree you issued; three times a day he offers his prayer." —Daniel 6:14

Three times a day, Daniel broke the law prohibiting praying to the true God. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we were repeatedly breaking the laws prohibiting prayer? There's an unwritten law that you don't pray openly on most jobs. Break the law. ... More

"SOBER UP" (1 Sm 1:14) - One Bread, One Body, Nov 25, 2015
St. Catherine of Alexandria
Daniel 5:1-6, 13-14, 16-17, 23-28 | Daniel 3:62-67 | Luke 21:12-19

"Under the influence of the wine..." —Daniel 5:2

At this time of year, the world is obsessed with "Holiday" shopping events for Thanksgiving and Christmas. The Church, however, has a different focus. The liturgical year comes to a close this Saturday, and a new Church Year begins with Advent ... More


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