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<< Thursday, July 2, 2015 >>
Genesis 22:1-19
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Psalm 115:1-6, 8-9 Matthew 9:1-8
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"Abraham named the site Yahweh-yireh; hence people now say, 'On the mountain the Lord will see.' " —Genesis 22:14

God the Father sees to our needs. He cares for us and gives us our daily bread (Mt 6:11). As His children, we don't have to worry about what we are to eat, drink, or wear (Mt 6:31). God our Father is a perfect Provider. Therefore, we have complete financial security.

However, if we aren't aware of the perfect providence of God, we may feel obligated to try to take care of ourselves, as if we were Yahweh-Yireh. Of course, we will not be able to do this satisfactorily. Thus, we will probably be frustrated and insecure.

Jesus came into this world to reveal to us God the Father. Jesus is the only Way to the Father (Jn 14:6). Jesus has made it clear that the providence of God the Father is "concrete and immediate" (Catechism, 303). If we let Him, our Father will provide for all our legitimate needs or do something even greater — for example, take us into the mystery of His Son's suffering and death. We can trust God the Father completely in life, death, after life, and forever. Trust Abba!

Prayer: Father, by Your grace I will trust You in the areas where I have been most afraid to trust You.
Promise: "Have courage, son, your sins are forgiven." —Mt 9:2
Praise: Sylvia had to live out of her car for more than a year, but the Lord met all of her needs day by day.
(Are you being called to build your trust by reading the Bible every day? We have several tape series that may help you. Overview of the Bible is six audio tapes starting with AV 10A-1 or three video tapes starting with V-10A. 15-Minute Bible Teaching - New Testament is forty audio tapes starting with #700. An Introduction to each Book of the Bible is thirty-two audio tapes starting with AV 21-1 or seventeen video tapes starting with V-21.)
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 June 1, 2015 through July 31, 2015.
†Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 18, 2014.
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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