Presentation Ministries
 Presentation Ministries
View Cart  ·  Make a Donation  ·  About PM  ·  Contact Us   
Search: PM Catholic Sites   
One Bread
One Body
Daily Bread
Small Christian
Audio & Video
Bible College

One Bread, One Body

Language: English | Español

All Issues > Volume 22, Issue 3

<< Saturday, April 8, 2006 >>
Ezekiel 37:21-28
View Readings
Jeremiah 31:10-13 John 11:45-56
Similar Reflections


"He prophesied that Jesus would die for the nation — and not for this nation only, but to gather into one all the dispersed children of God." —John 11:51-52

Ezekiel prophesied that the chosen people were a field of dry bones (Ez 37:1-2). They had been dead for centuries. Then he prophesied restoration, unity, and peace (Ez 37:21ff). How can dry bones be restored? By nothing other than resurrection of the dead. How can we be restored to unity and peace? By nothing less than resurrection.

We've tried to improve the human condition with education, law and order, communism, capitalism, secularism, militarism, and religion. However, they were all in vain. The only way to deal with the dry bones of our human condition is resurrection. Therefore, Jesus is the only Answer for humanity because He alone can die and rise. Our only hope is to be united with Jesus' death and resurrection by faith in Him.

We are saved by faith from a "dry bones" existence. We express our faith in Jesus through baptism. We are baptized into Jesus and into His death and resurrection (Rm 6:3-5). The dry bones rattle and come together (Ez 37:7). We are born again and restored.

A week from today is Easter Vigil. Many throughout the world will be baptized, and all the baptized will be called to renew their baptismal commitment to Jesus. Give yourself to Jesus, Who has turned dry bones into the abundant life (Jn 10:10).

Prayer: Jesus, in this Holy Week, may I become aware of what You've done for me. You alone have made my life worth living.
Promise: "If we let Him go on like this, the whole world will believe in Him." —Jn 11:48
Praise: Praying daily for his godchildren helps George remember what is truly important: to live out our Baptisms to the fullest.
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 April 1, 2006 through May 31, 2006.
†Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, October 27, 2005.
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 22, Issue 3
  > 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
  ·   Small Christian
  ·   Publications   ·   Audio & Video
  ·   Retreats   ·   Bible
  ·   Guadalupe
Bible College
  ·   Prayer

Copyright © 2019 Presentation Ministries.
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy