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
Publications
Audio & Video
Catalog
Retreats
Bible
Institute
Guadalupe
Bible College
 Prayer 
Room

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 19, Issue 6


<< Monday, October 13, 2003 >>
 
Romans 1:1-7
View Readings
Psalm 98 Luke 11:29-32
Similar Reflections
 

IS CORRECTION FLUID?

 
"This is an evil age." —Luke 11:29
 

Jesus told the crowds pressing around Him that their age was evil and that it would be condemned by the queen of Sheba and the citizens of Nineveh at the judgment (Lk 11:31-32). Jesus bluntly and repeatedly corrected people during His public ministry. He even called the religious leaders of His time "hypocrites," "blind guides," "fools," and "whitewashed tombs" (Mt 23:13ff). Those who accepted Jesus' corrections became saints; those who were "defensive" about being corrected became so "offensive" as to contribute to Jesus' crucifixion.

God is Love (1 Jn 4:8, 16). Therefore, He continues to correct us. We can listen to His correction, repent, and become holy, or we can pretend we are "innocent victims." We can go to Confession and wash away our sins through Christ's blood, or we can blame others for our problems and never admit that "the trouble is in our set."

Great saints were often weak and sinful individuals. Yet they became great and holy because they accepted correction after correction. Love correction (see Prv 13:1), for it is an act of God's love.

 
Prayer: Father, may I want to be corrected because I want to be holy.
Promise: "Through Him we have been favored with apostleship, that we may spread His name and bring to obedient faith all the Gentiles." —Rm 1:5
Praise: Fr. Al Lauer spent his priestly life boldly proclaiming the truth and challenging others to turn their lives completely to God. He was the author of this booklet, and we honor him on this day, the first anniversary of his death.
 
(For a related teaching, order our tape Accepting Correction on audio AV 77-1 or video V-77.)
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Giles H. Pater, April 24, 2003
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 28, 2003
 
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.
Volume 19, Issue 6
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Letter to Readers
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · XML / RSS Feed
  · eBook Edition
 
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
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
Catalog
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
Institute
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer
Room
 

Copyright © 2016 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy