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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Monday, August 1, 2022, St. Alphonsus Liguori

Jeremiah 28:1-17
Psalm 119:29, 43, 79-80, 95, 102
Matthew 14:13-21
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SELF-EFFACING LOVE
"When Jesus heard this, He withdrew by boat from there to a deserted place by Himself." —Matthew 14:13

This was one of the worst days in Jesus' life. He had just received the bad news that His friend and relative, St. John the Baptizer, had been beheaded. It was John who baptized Jesus in the Jordan (see Mt 3:13-16). He and Jesus had a special bond. Now John was dead, murdered, beheaded.

Jesus had to get away, go off by Himself, and receive healing from His Father. He got in the boat and intended to go to a deserted place (Mt 14:13). However, He couldn't shake the crowds. He "saw the vast throng, His heart was moved with pity, and He cured their sick" (Mt 14:14). Jesus, screaming inside with hurt, "cured their sick." By His wounds, we are healed (1 Pt 2:24).

If this were not enough, Jesus did not dismiss the crowds, even though it was late and He had an excuse that would give Him a chance for a moment's peace. Instead, Jesus multiplied the loaves and fish. This was not only an act of power, but of amazing, sacrificial love. Possibly this is why the Last Supper, or Holy Communion, came to be called "the breaking of the bread." The Last Supper, the supreme act of love, was associated with one of the worst days of Jesus' life and one of the greatest days of His love.

Prayer: Jesus, may I want to receive You in Holy Communion daily. Grant me the grace to love as You do.

Promise: "The prophet who prophesies peace is recognized as truly sent by the Lord only when his prophetic prediction is fulfilled." —Jer 28:9

Praise: St. Alphonsus Liguori was the founder of the Redemptorist order of priests. He was a moral Theologian who stressed simplicity and kindness. He became a lawyer at the age of 16, but losing a case led him to the priesthood and sainthood.

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Saturday, July 30, 2022, St. Peter Chrysologus

Jeremiah 26:11-16, 24
Psalm 69:15-16, 30-31, 33-34
Matthew 14:1-12
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PROFILES IN COURAGE
"John had told him, 'It is not right for you to live with her.' " —Matthew 14:4

Jeremiah courageously confronted his opponents: "It was the Lord Who sent me to prophesy" (Jer 26:12) and "Mark well: if you put me to death, it is innocent blood you bring on yourselves" (Jer 26:15). Uriah prophesied the same thing to the same people as Jeremiah did (Jer 26:20). However, instead of courageously confronting his enemies, he "fled in fear to Egypt" (Jer 26:21). King Jehoiakim had him hunted down and killed (Jer 26:22-23). Courage makes a difference how you live or die. Be another Jeremiah, not a Uriah.

St. John the Baptizer courageously confronted Herod regarding his adultery (Mt 14:4). Herod lacked courage, as he was manipulated by fear of public opinion (Mt 14:5), and of what others might say (Mt 14:9). John was a martyr; Herod, a killer. Courage can be the difference between love and sin or between salvation and damnation.

Be courageous, fearless, unable to be intimidated, and free.

Prayer: Father, send the Holy Spirit to give me the courage of the first Christians and the martyrs.

Promise: "Now, therefore, reform your ways and your deeds; listen to the voice of the Lord your God, so that the Lord will repent of the evil with which He threatens you." —Jer 26:13

Praise: St. Peter Chrysologus was named Bishop of Ravenna, Italy, in 433 AD. "Anyone who wishes to frolic with the devil," St. Peter said, "cannot rejoice with Christ."

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Friday, July 29, 2022, St. Martha

Jeremiah 26:1-9
Psalm 69:5, 8-10, 14
John 11:19-27
or Luke 10:38-42

or Matthew 13:54-58
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THE RED BADGE OF COURAGE
"When Jeremiah finished speaking all that the Lord bade Him speak to all the people, the priests and prophets laid hold of him, crying, 'You must be put to death!' " —Jeremiah 26:8

Jeremiah knew he would be rejected and possibly killed when he prophesied that the Temple would be destroyed. Nevertheless, Jeremiah obeyed the Lord and spoke out. Jesus knew He would be without honor in His native place (Mt 13:57), but, in obedience to His Father, He went there anyway. We know that when we speak up for Jesus, we will suffer the consequences from our anti-Christian society. So what will we do?

Pope St. John Paul II taught: "The Church proposes the example of numerous Saints who bore witness to and defended moral truth even to the point of enduring martyrdom, or who preferred death to a single mortal sin" (The Splendor of Truth, 91). "The words of the Latin poet Juvenal apply to all: 'Consider it the greatest of crimes to prefer survival to honor and, out of love of physical life, to lose the very reason for living' " (The Splendor of Truth, 94).

The Lord calls us to be courageous. "The Spirit God has given us is no cowardly spirit" (2 Tm 1:7). We must pray to have the courage to proclaim the Gospel as we ought (Eph 6:20). With the early Church, our prayer should be: "Now, O Lord, look at the threats they are leveling against us. Grant to Your servants, even as they speak Your words, complete assurance by stretching forth Your hand in cures and signs and wonders to be worked in the name of Jesus, Your holy Servant" (Acts 4:29-30).

Prayer: Father, may I love You so much that I will be bold and unmanipulated.

Promise: "They were filled with amazement, and said to one another, 'Where did this Man get such wisdom and miraculous powers?' " —Mt 13:54

Praise: St. Martha is the patron of cooks, servants, waiters, and waitresses.

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY
Thursday, July 28, 2022,

Jeremiah 18:1-6
Psalm 146:1-6
Matthew 13:47-53
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THE ULTIMATE QUALITY CONTROL
"Whenever the object of clay which he was making turned out badly in his hand, he tried again, making of the clay another object of whatever sort he pleased." —Jeremiah 18:4

God is the Potter, and we are the clay (Jer 18:6; Is 64:7). However, because we are living, free clay, we can choose not to cooperate with God. In that case, what the Potter is making turns out badly, and He will start over again (Jer 18:4). The Lord insists on quality (see 1 Cor 3:12-15). In fact, at the end of the world, lives of godly quality will be judged "worthwhile" (Mt 13:48), while those with unfruitful lives of low quality will be hurled "into the fiery furnace, where they will wail and grind their teeth" (Mt 13:50).

The quality which the Lord expects in our lives is humanly impossible to attain, but the Lord will take over our lives and transform them to the highest quality. We need only be like Mary and let it be done to us according to God's Word (see Lk 1:38). Godly quality is a matter of His grace and our obedience. The Potter will make of each of us a masterpiece if we but accept His grace and let ourselves be cleansed of evil things (2 Tm 2:21). Therefore, give your life to Jesus, the only Way (see Jn 14:6) to quality and eternal happiness.

Prayer: Father, when fire tests the quality of my life (1 Cor 3:13), may I be approved.

Promise: "Praise the Lord, O my soul; I will praise the Lord all my life." —Ps 146:1-2

Praise: John has turned down job offers that would have interfered with his ability to adore Jesus in the Eucharist each week.

(For a related teaching on Obeying God, listen to, download or order our CD 62-3 or DVD 62 on our website.)

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ONE BREAD, ONE BODY: MỘT TẤM BÁNH, MỘT THÂN MÌNH
Wednesday, July 27, 2022,

Jeremiah 15:10, 16-21
Psalm 59:2-4, 10-11, 17-18
Matthew 13:44-46
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HE ATE THE WHOLE THING
"When I found Your words, I devoured them; they became my joy and the happiness of my heart, because I bore Your name, O Lord, God of hosts." —Jeremiah 15:16

Many of us find it hard to read the Bible, but the Lord wants us to eat the Bible, to consume, even devour it. "Not on bread alone is man to live but on every utterance that comes from the mouth of God" (Mt 4:4). His Word is like honey from the comb (Ps 19:11), sweet at first although later soured by persecution (Rv 10:9-10). Nonetheless, God's Word is still our joy and happiness because we bear His name (Jer 15:16).

If God's words are not that important to us, possibly we don't have a deep, personal relationship with Him. If we don't spend time reading the Bible, then how can we bear His name? "Ignorance of the Scriptures is ignorance of Christ" (Catechism of the Catholic Church, 133).

Have you read an article about someone you knew personally? You probably read it with much more enthusiasm than other articles. You would be even more interested if you knew the author. If you have a personal relationship with the Author of the Bible, God the Father, and know the Word made flesh, Jesus, then you will read, study, and devour God's Word in the Bible. Delight in the Word of the Lord and meditate on it day and night (Ps 1:2).

Prayer: Jesus, Word of God, may I feel called to kiss the Bible as a sign of my love for You and Your Word.

Promise: "The kingdom of heaven is like a merchant's search for fine pearls. When he found one really valuable pearl, he went back and put up for sale all that he had and bought it." —Mt 13:45-46

Praise: One lonely night, Joseph turned to the Bible rather than to the bottle. Jesus gave him the grace to remain sober.

(Devour the Bible by teaching the Bible. Listen to, download or order our Bible Teachers Series on our website. Our six CD series starts with CD 117-1. Our three-part DVD series starts with DVD 117.)

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