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 35, Issue 6


<< Friday, October 25, 2019 >>
 
Romans 7:18-25
View Readings
Psalm 119:66, 68, 76-77, 93-94 Luke 12:54-59
Similar Reflections
 

FROM CERTAIN DEFEAT TO TOTAL VICTORY

 
"I see in my body's members another law at war with the law of my mind; this makes me the prisoner of the law of sin in my members." —Romans 7:23
 

There is a civil war going on inside us. We are compelled to do not the good we will to do but the evil we do not intend (Rm 7:19). We are even forced to wage war on our own souls when we satisfy our carnal desires (1 Pt 2:11). All human beings by nature cannot help but lose this interior war. We are thus prisoners of war (see Rm 7:23). We are in a wretched condition. Each of us cries out: "Who can free me from this body under the power of death?" (Rm 7:24) The answer to the human dilemma is: "All praise to God, through Jesus Christ our Lord!" (Rm 7:25)

Jesus is our only Hope, and the only Hope we need. The name of Jesus is the only name by which we can be saved (Acts 4:12). Jesus is the only Way out of our wretchedness, defeat, and slavery (see Jn 14:6). Jesus is the only Way to victory over our fallen nature, Satan, and the world (see Jn 14:6).

We receive a new nature and life in Christ when we are baptized. To live "through Him, with Him, and in Him," we must live our Baptisms with all our hearts, souls, minds, and strength (Mk 12:30). Therefore, let us renew again our baptismal promises. Reject Satan, all his works, and all his empty promises. Believe in God the Father through the Son and in the Holy Spirit. Live fully your Baptism into Jesus (Rm 6:3). Be free and victorious.

 
Prayer: Father, may I "grasp and live the immense, extraordinary richness and responsibility" of my Baptism (Lay Members of Christ's Faithful People, Pope St. John Paul II, 61).
Promise: "When you are going with your opponent to appear before a magistrate, try to settle with him on the way lest he turn you over to the judge." —Lk 12:58
Praise: George was delivered from years of drug addiction for a new life in Christ.
 
 
 
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, 2019 through November 30, 2019.
†Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, March 11, 2019.
 
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 35, 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 © 2019 Presentation Ministries.
 
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy