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<< Saturday, February 13, 2010 >>
1 Kings 12:26-32; 13:33-34
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Psalm 106:6-7, 19-22 Mark 8:1-10
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A "large crowd assembled, and they were without anything to eat." —Mark 8:1

The crowd following Jesus had nothing to eat. Moreover, some of them had "come a great distance" to hear His words (Mk 8:3). Unless Jesus had miraculously fed the people, some of them would have literally collapsed (Mk 8:3).

How hungry are you for God's word? Would you come a great distance to hear the word? Are you so intent on hearing God's word that you would put yourself in a position where you couldn't get any food? Would you sacrifice to the point of physically collapsing to receive the spiritual nourishment of God's word?

The psalmist proclaimed: "How sweet to my palate are Your promises, sweeter than honey to my mouth!" (Ps 119:103) Jeremiah said: "When I found Your words, I devoured them; they became my joy and the happiness of my heart" (Jer 15:16). "Be as eager for milk as newborn babies — pure milk of the Spirit to make you grow unto salvation, now that you have tasted that the Lord is good" (1 Pt 2:2-3, see also Heb 6:5). Hunger for God's word.

Prayer: Father, may I eat more spiritually than I do physically.
Promise: "Those who had eaten numbered about four thousand." —Mk 8:9
Praise: Praise: Hungering for a word from God, Amelia drove some distance to attend worship services.
(To grow in hunger for God's word, read the Bible daily. For encouragement, order any or all of these audio or video tapes: Ignorance of Scriptures is Ignorance of Christ, AV 82-1, V-82, How to Pray the Bible on audio AV 82-3 or on video V-82, How to Read the Bible on audio AV 46-3 or on video V-46, Principles of Bible Interpretation, audio AV 79-1, video V-79, Biblical Counseling, audio AV 13A-1, AV 13A-3, AV 13B-3 or on video starting with V-13A.)
Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from February 1, 2010 through March 31, 2010.
†Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 26, 2009.
The Imprimatur ("Permission to Publish") is a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free of doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
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