Presentation Ministries
 Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
 Home 
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Program
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 21, Issue 2


<< Friday, February 25, 2005 >>
 
Genesis 37:3-4, 12-13, 17-28
View Readings
Psalm 105:16-21 Matthew 21:33-43, 45-46
Similar Reflections
 

REJECTED

 
"When his brothers saw that their father loved him best of all his sons, they hated him so much that they would not even greet him." —Genesis 37:4
 

Joseph was rejected by his brothers. They almost murdered him but decided instead to sell him into slavery for twenty pieces of silver (Gn 37:28). Jesus was and is rejected by all of us. By our sins, we shared in murdering Him (Catechism, 598; Mt 21:38-39). Judas sold Him for thirty pieces of silver. Most of us have sold Jesus for much less than that.

Unlike most of the world, Joseph and Jesus responded to rejection not by rejecting the rejecters but by loving them. In fact, Jesus, although constantly rejected by us, has never and will never reject anyone. He promises: "No one who comes will I ever reject" (Jn 6:37). Jesus, the Person rejected more than any other person in history, has even taken on Himself all the rejections we have suffered. He has thus suffered all rejections but has never rejected anyone.

Let us have mercy on the all-merciful One and resolve to never reject Him again. To do this, we must deny our very selves (Lk 9:23) and reject sin.

 
Prayer: Jesus, thank You for forgiving my rejection of You and others' rejection of me. I accept and love You.
Promise: "The Stone Which the builders rejected has become the Keystone of the structure. It was the Lord Who did this and we find it marvelous to behold." —Mt 21:42
Praise: Although feeling rejected by some members of a Christian group, Matthew gave his disappointment to God and asked for the grace to forgive.
 
(For a related teaching, order our tape Effects of Sin on audio AV 81-3 or video V-81.)
 
 
Nihil obstat: Reverend Giles H. Pater, August 18 8, 2004
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, August 23, 2004
 
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 21, Issue 2
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Letter to Readers
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · RSS FeedRSS 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
Program
  ·   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