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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
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Revelation 20:1-4, 11—21:2
Psalm 84:3-6, 8
Luke 21:29-33
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LOSING YOUR HEAD
"I also saw the spirits of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and the word of God, those who had never worshiped the beast or its image nor accepted its mark on their foreheads or their hands." ––Revelation 20:4

We are a Church founded upon martyrs. Archaeology shows the spread of the early Church can be traced by following the relics of saints, and martyrs were the most honored of the saints. Altars were often constructed over their bones.

St. Stephen demonstrated the power of martyrdom with his Christ-like witness (see Acts 7:59-60). Stephen's faithfulness influenced "a young man named Saul" (Acts 7:58), who was present at the murder scene. Saul went on to become St. Paul, one of the Church's greatest evangelists (see Acts 9:4-6).

The Apostle St. James, one of the Church's twelve foundation stones (see Rv 21:14; cf Eph 2:20), won an early crown: "During that period, King Herod started to harass some of the members of the church. He beheaded James the brother of John" (Acts 12:1-2).

In a similar manner, many Old Testament witnesses set an example for trust in God. "They were stoned, sawed in two, put to death at sword's point; they went about garbed in the skins of sheep or goats, needy, afflicted, tormented. The world was not worthy of them" (Heb 11:37-38).

A select few of us may be called to give our lives for faith in Jesus. However, most reading this won't. This doesn't free us from our duty to be witnesses. How does my life proclaim the risen Christ?

Prayer: Father, give me the courage to live and die for You.

Promise: "The heavens and the earth will pass away, but My words will not pass." ––Lk 21:33

Praise: St. Catherine lived in Alexandria, Egypt, during the Fourth Century. She embraced virginity for love of Christ. Her counter-cultural stance inspired many young women; it also earned her martyrdom.

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY: GIÊ-RU-SA-LEM BỊ VÂY HÃM
Thursday, November 24, 2022, St. Andrew Dung-Lac
& the Vietnamese Martyrs

Revelation 18:1-2, 21-23; 19:1-3, 9
Psalm 100:1-5
Luke 21:20-28: CƠN KHỐN KHỔ - THỜI CỦA DÂN NGOẠI
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R. S. V. P.
"Happy are they who have been invited to the wedding feast of the Lamb." —Revelation 19:9

Today is a day of Thanksgiving in the U.S.A. Many people are invited to sumptuous feasts with family and friends, and they happily look forward to the Thanksgiving meal. You can imagine the joy of the hosts when their invited guests appear at the door.

God also has prepared a feast today that by comparison makes a Thanksgiving turkey look like a "disgusting bird" (Rv 18:2). In fact, He has also prepared this feast tomorrow, this weekend, and for all eternity. This feast is the ultimate: "the wedding feast of the Lamb" (Rv 19:9). It is celebrated without pause in heaven, and it is celebrated on earth in the Holy Mass.

As with a Thanksgiving meal, it is easy to imagine God eagerly anticipating the arrival of His guests, for "He invited many" (Lk 14:16). Instead of being thrilled at being invited, the guests incredibly begin "to excuse themselves, one and all" (Lk 14:18). Some simply ignore "the invitation and [go] their way" (see Mt 22:5). Many of the guests are more bothered than thankful to be invited.

Let's happily and thankfully accept God's invitation and go to Mass today. As we enter the Church for the feast, let us "enter His gates with thanksgiving, His courts with praise" (Ps 100:4). "Happy are those who are called to His supper!"

Prayer: "I will give thanks to You, O Lord, with all of my heart...I will worship at Your holy temple" (Ps 138:1, 2).

Promise: "When these things begin to happen, stand erect and hold your heads high, for your deliverance is near at hand." —Lk 21:28

Praise: St. Anthony Peter Dich, a Vietnamese farmer who sowed in the seed-ground of the Spirit (Gal 6:8), was beheaded for sheltering Fr. James Nam and now rejoices in God's heavenly Kingdom.

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY: ĐỌC VÀ SỐNG LỜI KINH LAY CHA
Wednesday, October 5, 2022, Bl. Francis Xavier Seelos
St. Faustina

Galatians 2:1-2, 7-14
Psalm 117:1-2
Luke 11:1-4
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PRAY MORE, MUCH MORE
"One day [Jesus] was praying in a certain place." —Luke 11:1

"One of [Jesus'] disciples asked Him, 'Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his disciples' " (Lk 11:1). Jesus answered with a 'Yes' and a 'No': "Yes, I'll teach you to pray." "No, I won't teach you as John taught his disciples." Jesus teaches us not to imitate St. John's disciples, pagans (Mt 6:8), or anyone else when we pray. We learn most things by imitation, but we cannot learn to pray this way.

Prayer is not primarily an activity but a relationship. Every relationship is unique. We learn to relate by relating, not by imitating. Likewise, we learn to pray by praying. Although we can learn some things about prayer from others, prayer is learned primarily by on-the-job training. Therefore, those who pray the most often pray the best. There's no substitute for spending a lot of time with someone in building a deep, personal relationship. The Lord teaches us to pray by calling us to pray often, even for hours (e.g. Mk 1:35; Lk 6:12). Give the Lord both quality and quantity time, and He will teach you to pray.

Prayer: Father, give me the grace to stifle the flesh and stir up the spirit of prayer (Gal 5:17).

Promise: "Steadfast is His kindness toward us, and the fidelity of the Lord endures forever." —Ps 117:2

Praise: In her diary, St. Faustina wrote, "Neither graces, nor revelations, nor raptures, nor gifts granted to a soul make it perfect, but rather the intimate union of the soul with God."

(For help in praying more often, read the Bible daily. For encouragement, listen to, download or order any or all of these CDs or DVDs: Ignorance of Scripture is Ignorance of Christ on CD 82-1 or DVD 82; How to Pray the Bible on CD 82-3 or DVD 82; How to Read the Bible on CD 46-3 or DVD 46; Principles of Bible Interpretation on CD 79-1 or DVD 79 on our website.)

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"In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat for the publication One Bread, One Body covering the time period from October 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022. Reverend Steve J. Angi, Chancellor, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio January 3, 2022"

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Tuesday, October 4, 2022, St. Francis of Assisi

Galatians 1:13-24
Psalm 139:1-3, 13-15
Luke 10:38-42
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CONTROL FREAKS
"A woman named Martha welcomed Him." —Luke 10:38: "PHỤ NỮ TÊN LÀ MAC-TA ĐÓN CHÚA VÀO NHÀ"

St. Martha seems to have been a person excessively into controlling circumstances and people. She wanted everything "just so" for the dinner she was preparing for Jesus. Mary, Martha's sister, was not cooperating, for she was more preoccupied with Jesus than with Martha's agenda (Lk 10:39). Consequently, Martha instinctively tried to manipulate Mary into helping with the dinner. Martha did this by trying to manipulate Jesus into commanding Mary to get to work (Lk 10:40). Martha tried to move Jesus with the lever of self-pity. She complained that she had been "all alone" to do the work for the supper (Lk 10:40).

Are you controlling and manipulating? Do you try to get people to feel sorry for you? Do you sometimes try to shame people into doing what you want? Do you without thinking try even to manipulate God?

Jesus loves people like Martha "very much" (Jn 11:5). He shows this love by correcting them (Lk 10:41-42) and challenging them to believe in Him (Jn 11:26). Only by surrendering themselves to Jesus will the Marthas of the world be saved from self-destruction. For example, throughout human history various world leaders have tried to control everything. They even played and continue to play God in determining who will live. They have destroyed or are destroying themselves and so many others. Marthas desperately need Jesus. Jesus loves Marthas, and He alone saves them.

Prayer: Jesus, may I let You control me. May I be controlled by Your Spirit rather than controlling.

Promise: "The time came when He Who had set me apart before I was born and called me by His favor chose to reveal His Son to me." —Gal 1:15-16

Praise: Born into wealth and privilege, St. Francis chose a life of poverty and service to the poor. He saw God in everyone and everything.

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"In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat for the publication One Bread, One Body covering the time period from October 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022. Reverend Steve J. Angi, Chancellor, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio January 3, 2022"

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Monday, October 3, 2022,

Galatians 1:6-12
Psalm 111:1-2, 7-10
Luke 10:25-37
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THE DANGER OF FALLING AWAY
"I am amazed that you are so soon deserting Him Who called you in accord with His gracious design in Christ, and are going over to another gospel." —Galatians 1:6

St. Paul was amazed that the Galatian Christians were so soon deserting the Lord. Paul warned Christians: "Do not be haughty...but fearful. If God did not spare the natural branches (the Jewish people), He will certainly not spare you" (Rm 11:20, 21). "My fear is that, just as the serpent seduced Eve by his cunning, your thoughts may be corrupted and you may fall away from your sincere and complete devotion to Christ" (2 Cor 11:3). "I tell you all this so that no one may delude you with specious arguments" (Col 2:4). Paul told St. Timothy to warn certain people "against teaching false doctrines" (1 Tm 1:3). Paul prophesied to the Thessalonians that there would be a great apostasy before the end of the world (2 Thes 2:3). The writer of Hebrews warned: "Take care, my brothers, lest any of you have an evil and unfaithful spirit and fall away from the living God" (Heb 3:12). The writer of 2 Peter commanded: "Be solicitous to make your call and election permanent, brothers; surely those who do so will never be lost" (2 Pt 1:10). After lamenting that the church in Ephesus had lost its first love (Rv 2:4), St. John told the church in Sardis: "Wake up, and strengthen what remains before it dies" (Rv 3:2).

"For all these reasons, let anyone who thinks he is standing upright watch out lest he fall!" (1 Cor 10:12) "When men have fled a polluted world by recognizing the Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, and then are caught up and overcome in pollution once more, their last condition is worse than their first" (2 Pt 2:20). Don't fall away from the best condition into the worst. By God's grace, persevere in your life in Christ.

Prayer: Father, send the Holy Spirit to confirm me in my faith.

Promise: "You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; and your neighbor as yourself." —Lk 10:27

Praise: Jesus healed young Larry of severe asthma.

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"In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat for the publication One Bread, One Body covering the time period from October 1, 2022 through November 30, 2022. Reverend Steve J. Angi, Chancellor, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio January 3, 2022"

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