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 23, Issue 5


<< Sunday, August 12, 2007 >> 19th Sunday Ordinary Time
 
Wisdom 18:6-9
Hebrews 11:1-2, 8-19

View Readings
Psalm 33
Luke 12:32-48

Similar Reflections
 
Please read: Donations appeal letter
 

INCREASING GOD'S PROPERTY VALUE

 
"That servant is fortunate whom his Master finds busy when He returns. Assuredly, his Master will put him in charge of all His property." —Luke 12:43-44
 

My prayer is that you readers of One Bread, One Body will constantly be "faithful, farsighted" servants of God (Lk 12:42), busy sowing His word in season and out of season (Lk 12:42; 2 Tm 4:2). If you are faithful in doing this, Jesus "will put you in charge of larger affairs" (Mt 25:21). In fact, He promises He will put you "in charge of all His property" (Lk 12:44).

What is God's property? Of what will He put you in charge?

  • Life (Ez 18:4). I would rejoice to see you readers in charge of all governmental decisions on right-to-life matters.
  • Food. Jesus will use you as other Josephs, feeding the starving of the world (Gn 41:57; Jn 21:15; Lk 12:42) and making sure human greed does not deprive anyone of meals.
  • Money (see Hg 2:8). The world has used money to enslave poor nations under impossible debt loads. Jesus came to set captives free through you (Lk 4:18; Is 58:6-7).
  • Power (Mt 28:18, RNAB). "You will receive power" from the Holy Spirit (Acts 1:8). Many use power unjustly. Jesus will use your power for justice (Rm 6:13).

If I, a mere human, find joy in visualizing you readers in charge of Jesus' property, consider the greater joy of Jesus in putting you in charge! Therefore, be busy about His work now, be put in charge (Lk 12:42-44), and "share your Master's joy!" (Mt 25:21)

 
Prayer: Jesus, "here I am...Send me!" (Is 6:8)
Promise: "Be on guard, therefore. The Son of Man will come when you least expect Him." —Lk 12:40
Praise: Praise the Risen Jesus in Whom our joy is complete! Alleluia!
 
(This teaching submitted by a member of our editorial team.)
 
 
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 August 1, 2007 through September 30, 2007.
†Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, March 14, 2007.
 
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.
Volume 23, Issue 5
  > 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