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 14, Issue 6


<< Wednesday, November 4, 1998 >> St. Charles Borromeo
 
Philippians 2:12-18
View Readings
Psalm 27 Luke 14:25-33
Similar Reflections
 

ONLY ALL IS ENOUGH

 
"My life is to be poured out." —Philippians 2:17
 

Many Christians feel that they don't have to be totally abandoned to the Lord in order to be pleasing to Him and to do His will. They feel that it is sufficient to go to Church and try to live a decent life. The Lord proclaims the very opposite. If we aren't so taken up with following Jesus that it seems we "hate" our wives, children, family, and selves, we will not be able to build God's kingdom and win the war against the evil one (see Lk 14:26ff). If we don't take up the daily cross of self-sacrifice and dying to self, we cannot be disciples of Jesus (Lk 14:27). If we don't renounce all our possessions and be willing to give up anything and everything for Jesus, we cannot be His disciples (Lk 14:33). Furthermore, we should surrender everything to Jesus not reluctantly but cheerfully (2 Cor 9:7) and joyfully (see Phil 2:17).

Give all to Jesus. He gave all to us on the cross. Consider it a privilege to give all. Life in Christ is a life of total giving. Nothing else will do. Look at Jesus crucified. Do a one-minute crucifix novena. Look at a crucifix for at least one minute a day for nine days. Decide to love Jesus with all your heart (Lk 10:27).

 
Prayer: Father, may the love of Christ impel me to total love (2 Cor 5:14).
Promise: "Prove yourselves innocent and straightforward, children of God beyond reproach in the midst of a twisted and depraved generation — among whom you shine like the stars in the sky while holding fast to the word of life." —Phil 2:15-16
Praise: St. Charles sold his bed to help those who were dying of a plague.
 
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, April 4, 1998
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 8, 1998
 
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 14, Issue 6
  > 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