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BODY LANGUAGE - One Bread, One Body, Mar 23, 2017
St. Toribio de Mogrovejo
Jeremiah 7:23-28 | Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 | Luke 11:14-23

"They walked in the hardness of their evil hearts and turned their backs, not their faces, to Me." —Jeremiah 7:24

The prophet Jeremiah has described for us the physiology of sinners. In our sinful rebellion against the Lord, we harden our hearts, turn our backs to God, turn away our faces from God, and stiffen our necks (Jer ... More


CAREFUL OBEDIENCE - One Bread, One Body, Mar 22, 2017
Deuteronomy 4:1, 5-9 | Psalm 147:12-13, 15-16, 19-20 | Matthew 5:17-19

"Observe them carefully, for thus will you give evidence of your wisdom and intelligence to the nations." —Deuteronomy 4:6

Because of their disobedience, the Israelites wandered in the desert for forty years. They may have assumed they were obeying God, but Moses warned them that they were not obeying carefully enough (Dt 4:6). Jesus' disciples probably thought ... More


"THE PATH TO PEACE" (Lk 19:42) - One Bread, One Body, Mar 21, 2017
Daniel 3:25, 34-43 | Psalm 25:4-9 | Matthew 18:21-35

"Your ways, O Lord, make known to me; teach me Your paths." —Psalm 25:4

God first taught His ways to His people by giving them His Ten Commandments (Ex 20:1ff). His people lost their way, so God "tried again" (Jer 18:4). He sent them prophets to teach them His ways, and promised to write His laws and ways upon their ... More


JOSEPH, THE "IMPETUS" - One Bread, One Body, Mar 20, 2017
St. Joseph
2 Samuel 7:4-5, 12-14, 16 | Romans 4:13, 16-18, 22 | Psalm 89:2-5, 27, 29 | Matthew 1:16, 18-21, 24 | or Luke 2:41-51

"When Joseph awoke he did as the angel of the Lord had directed him and received her into his home as his wife." —Matthew 1:24

In 1870, "a difficult time in the Church's history, Pope Pius IX, wishing to place her under the powerful patronage of the holy patriarch Joseph, declared him 'Patron of the Catholic Church' " (Guardian of the Redeemer, Pope St. John Paul ... More


DRINK AND TELL - One Bread, One Body, Mar 19, 2017
Third Sunday of Lent
Exodus 17:3-7 | Romans 5:1-2, 5-8 | Psalm 95:1-2, 6-9 | John 4:5-42

"The woman then left her water jar and went off into the town." —John 4:28

A Samaritan woman brought her water jar to the town well to fill it with water (Jn 4:7). Jesus, sitting by the well, offered her living water instead (Jn 4:10). Jesus told her: "Whoever drinks the water I give him will never be thirsty; no, the ... More


THE PRODIGAL BROTHER - One Bread, One Body, Mar 18, 2017
St. Cyril of Jerusalem
Micah 7:14-15, 18-20 | Psalm 103:1-4, 9-12 | Luke 15:1-3, 11-32

"The son grew angry at this and would not go in; but his father came out and began to plead with him." —Luke 15:28

We always hear about the prodigal son, but his older brother was at least as prodigal. The older brother looked good but was just as alienated from his father as the younger brother. The younger brother did not feel worthy to be called his ... More


HOPING WHEN LIFE IS THE WORST - One Bread, One Body, Mar 17, 2017
St. Patrick
Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28 | Psalm 105:16-21 | Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46

"The Stone which the builders rejected has become the Keystone of the structure. It was the Lord Who did this and we find it marvelous to behold." —Matthew 21:42

If we repent in our sinfulness, slavery, and misery, the Lord will take the worst in our lives and make it the best. The Lord manifests His almighty power not just by doing great works but by making the greatest miracles out of the worst sins, ... More



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