Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Radio
Small Christian
Communities
Brochures
MP3 & Audio
Video Catalog
Discipleship
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 16, Issue 1


<< Friday, January 7, 2000 >> St. Raymond of Penyafort
 
1 John 5:5-13
View Readings
Psalm 147 Luke 5:12-16
Similar Reflections
 

THE PARACLETE TAKES THE WITNESS STAND

 
"It is the Spirit Who testifies to this, and the Spirit is Truth." —1 John 5:6
 

On this fourteenth day of Christmas, our true Love, Jesus, gives us victory. We defeat the evil one "by the blood of the Lamb and by the word of (our) testimony" (Rv 12:11), that is, our witness.

The water of Jesus' baptism and the blood of His death witness that He is the Son of God (1 Jn 5:6-8). However, these witnesses are not always understood or accepted. So the Spirit witnesses for these witnesses (1 Jn 5:6). He bears witness on  behalf of Jesus (Jn 15:26). "The Spirit Himself gives witness with our" spirits (Rm 8:16). Therefore, by the Holy Spirit, we believe that Jesus is God, for "no one can say: 'Jesus is Lord,' except in the Holy Spirit" (1 Cor 12:3). By the power of the Holy Spirit, we become witnesses for the risen Christ (Acts 1:8) and thereby conquer the world.

In this year of the Great Jubilee, as we prepare for the third millennium, the Holy Spirit wants to rest on us (Lk 4:18) and make us witnesses for Jesus and more than conquerors (Rm 8:37). Listen "to the voice of the Spirit" (Toward the Third Millennium, Pope John Paul II, 48), and renew the face of the earth (Ps 104:30).

 
Prayer: Holy Spirit, cry out in my heart "Abba" (Gal 4:6).
Promise: "Great crowds gathered to hear Him and to be cured of their maladies." —Lk 5:15
Praise: St. Raymond was a philosophy teacher, doctor of law, confessor to the Pope, author, archbishop, and head of the Dominican order.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, July 21, 1999
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, July 29, 1999
 
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Donations appeal letter - please read
 
Volume 16, Issue 1
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · XML / RSS Feed
 
Subscription Requests
  · Subscribe, change, renew or cancel subscription
  · Sign-up for OBOB daily e-mail
 
Share OBOB
  · Send a sample issue to a friend
  · Order a box of OBOB for your group
  · E-mail a sample OBOB teaching to a friend

 

 

 
Home   ·   One Bread
One Body
  ·   Daily Bread
Radio
  ·   Small Christian
Communities
  ·   Brochures   ·   MP3 & Audio
Video Catalog
  ·   Discipleship
Retreats
  ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2014 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy