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 34, Issue 6


<< Friday, October 19, 2018 >> St. John de Brebeuf,
St. Isaac Jogues &
the North American Martyrs

 
Ephesians 1:11-14
View Readings
Psalm 33:1-2, 4-5, 12-13 Luke 12:1-7
Similar Reflections
 

SET FREE IN THE OPEN (PS 18:20)

 
"What you have whispered in locked rooms will be proclaimed from the rooftops." —Luke 12:3
 

"From heaven the Lord looks down" (Ps 33:13). Does He look down as a cosmic Big Brother, waiting for the chance to shout our sins and failures from the rooftops (Lk 12:3)? Jesus took our shame upon Himself. He was shamed as He was crucified naked in public, dying the shameful death of a criminal.

The Lord loves us so intimately that He is interested in everything about us. Because He is present within us (see Jn 6:56; 17:23), He loves us completely and even cares about the smallest thing in our lives (see Lk 12:6-8).

Therefore, give the Lord all of your life — all your heart, mind, soul, and strength (see Lk 10:27). Give Him your weaknesses and strengths, your failings, frustrations, anxieties — all of it. "Do not be afraid" (Lk 12:4) that God is a virtual Big Brother spying on you to expose you and humble you. That is what Satan tries to do, not God. The Lord is compassionate and merciful (Ps 103:8). He wants to raise you up and transform you into His abundant, healed life of fruitful, powerful service. He knows your most intimate secrets, but He plans to use His knowledge of those secrets to transform and call you (see Jn 1:48-51), not to shame and expose you. In fact, it may be you yourself doing the proclaiming from the housetops as you share your testimony and witness to the mercy of Jesus in your life.

 
Prayer: Father, "set me free in the open" (Ps 18:20) to worship and praise You with no fear whatsoever.
Promise: "The hairs of your head are counted! Fear nothing, then. You are worth more than a flock of sparrows." —Lk 12:7
Praise: St. John and his companions suffered many tortures and gave their lives for Native Americans.
 
(This teaching was submitted by a member of our editorial team.)
 
 
Rescript: In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat ("Permission to Publish") for One Bread, One Body covering the period from October 1, 2018 through November 30, 2018.
†Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, May 3, 2018.
 
The Nihil Obstat ("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 Nihil Obstat agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 34, Issue 6
  > 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 © 2018 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy