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EVERYTHING - One Bread, One Body, Sep 3, 2015
Pope St. Gregory the Great
Colossians 1:9-14 | Psalm 98:2-6 | Luke 5:1-11

"They...left everything, and became His followers." —Luke 5:11

Once St. Peter saw that Jesus, the Carpenter, knew far more about fishing than he did, he realized he didn't need a boat or nets to have a great catch. All he needed was Jesus. Peter knew how to fish in the Sea of Galilee, but in an instant, he ... More


HOW TO RECEIVE LOVE - One Bread, One Body, Sep 2, 2015
Colossians 1:1-8 | Psalm 52:10-11 | Luke 4:38-44

"He it was who told us of your love in the Spirit." —Colossians 1:8

The Colossians received love in the Spirit. We also must receive God's love, for "the man without love has known nothing of God, for God is Love" (1 Jn 4:8). "If I give everything I have to feed the poor and hand over my body to be burned, but ... More


ON GUARD! - One Bread, One Body, Sep 1, 2015
1 Thessalonians 5:1-6, 9-11 | Psalm 27:1, 4, 13-14 | Luke 4:31-37

"You are not in the dark, brothers, that the day should catch you off guard, like a thief." —1 Thessalonians 5:4

How much did you think about the Second Coming of Christ this week? If you're like many Catholics, the message of His coming again goes in one ear and out the other. However, through His Word and the Mass, Jesus constantly warns us that He is ... More


ON FIRE WITH THE HOLY SPIRIT - One Bread, One Body, Aug 31, 2015
1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 | Psalm 96:1, 3-5, 11-13 | Luke 4:16-30

"The Spirit of the Lord is upon me." —Luke 4:18

Father Al Lauer, founder of One Bread, One Body, considered Luke 4:18 to be his personal mission statement. As he prepared for his ordination to the priesthood, he chose this Scripture verse as his theme. The passage was quoted on his ... More


HOW TO RECEIVE A GIFT - One Bread, One Body, Aug 30, 2015
22nd Sunday Ordinary Time
Deuteronomy 4:1-2, 6-8 | James 1:17-18, 21-22, 27 | Psalm 15:2-5 | Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23

"Every worthwhile gift, every genuine benefit comes from above, descending from the Father." —James 1:17

Our Father wants to give us a "worthwhile gift," a "genuine benefit." He will give us this gift as He gave us the gifts of birth and rebirth (see 1 Pt 1:23). The Father will gift us through a word spoken in truth (Jas 1:18). If we listen to this ... More


THE SLAVE TRADE? - One Bread, One Body, Aug 29, 2015
Beheading of, St. John the Baptizer
1 Thessalonians 4:9-11 | Psalm 98:1, 7-9 | Matthew 25:14-30 | or Mark 6:17-29

"He called in his servants and handed his funds over to them according to each man's abilities." —Matthew 25:14

Today's Gospel reading is often used to bring up the theme of stewardship, which is supposedly giving our "time, treasures, and talents" to the Lord and His Church. This is a rather tame idea of stewardship compared to the Biblical concept. ... More


YOU'RE FIRED - One Bread, One Body, Aug 28, 2015
St. Augustine
1 Thessalonians 4:1-8 | Psalm 97:1-2, 5-6, 10-12 | Matthew 25:1-13

"The foolish ones said to the sensible, 'Give us some of your oil. Our torches are going out.' But the sensible ones replied, 'No.' " —Matthew 25:8-9

Some things cannot be shared, no matter how much we might wish to share them. If a man has worked for years to reach peak physical condition, he cannot bestow his strength and endurance on someone else who asks for it. He can share his exercise ... More



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