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 33, Issue 6


<< Friday, November 3, 2017 >> St. Martin de Porres
 
Romans 9:1-5
View Readings
Psalm 147:12-15, 19-20 Luke 14:1-6
Similar Reflections
 

I'M DYING TO BE SAVED

 
"Directly in front of Him was a man who suffered from dropsy." —Luke 14:2
 

The Pharisees invited Jesus to dine on a sabbath. Then they set Jesus up for a conflict by placing an obviously ill man directly in front of Him, daring Jesus to heal on a sabbath. The ill man was not a guest at the supper. This is clearly indicated by the action of Jesus in sending him home after he was healed (Lk 14:4), mercifully sending him home to spare him further humiliation and isolation. The Pharisees manipulated and used this man suffering from dropsy; Jesus healed him and set him free.

Jesus then suffered and died so that those who deceitfully trapped and cornered Him could be saved. St. Paul stated that he would willingly be separated from Christ for eternity if the Jews, those who tormented him for so many years, could be saved (Rm 9:3). Jewish leaders hunted Paul down, falsely accused him, and tried to tear him to pieces (see Acts 23:10). Yet Paul could even wish to be separated from Christ forever so that they could be saved.

This is the mind of Christ: to die for enemies (Mt 5:44ff), to give up your life for them (Rm 5:8). Even while your enemies plot against you, be like Jesus. Think only of how much you want them to be saved. Be willing to suffer for love of sinful enemies.

 
Prayer: Father, give me the faith and love to zealously share my faith in You.
Promise: Jesus "took the man, healed him, and sent him on his way." —Lk 14:4
Praise: St. Martin received the grace to forgive those who hurled racial insults at him when he prayed before Jesus in the Blessed Sacrament.
 
(This teaching was 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 October 1, 2017 through November 30, 2017.
†Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, April 12, 2017.
 
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 33, 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 © 2017 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy