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 5

<< Monday, September 4, 2006 >>
1 Corinthians 2:1-5
View Readings
Psalm 119:97-102 Luke 4:16-30
Similar Reflections


"The Spirit of the Lord is upon Me; therefore He has anointed Me. He has sent Me to bring glad tidings to the poor, to proclaim liberty to captives, recovery of sight to the blind and release to prisoners, to announce a year of favor from the Lord." —Luke 4:18-19

On this Labor Day, Jesus gives us His job description and therefore the job description of His followers. Our job is to preach the good news to the poor. This means not just a pat on the back but the ultimate good news of freedom, healing, and restoration through Jesus' death and resurrection. Our job is to build God's kingdom on earth as it is in heaven (Mt 6:10).

When we die, planet earth should be much more in line with God's order than when we were conceived. We should leave the earth much better than we found it. We cannot accomplish this monumental task by our human power. If, however, we preach the good news of Christ crucified (1 Cor 2:2) with the anointing of the Holy Spirit (Lk 4:18), the Lord will do the rest. Nothing is impossible with Him (Lk 1:37). He made this earth, and He can re-make it into His image and likeness.

Beginning with this Labor Day, let God work through you. May the world be more Christ-like for your having lived here.

Prayer: Jesus, may I do a good job for You today and tell someone the good news about You.
Promise: "My message and my preaching had none of the persuasive force of 'wise' argumentation, but the convincing power of the Spirit." —1 Cor 2:4
Praise: Andrew and Amy made Mass the focus of their marriage and family.
(For a related teaching, order our tape Renewing Our Culture on audio AV 80-3 or video V-80.)
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 August 1, 2006 through September 30, 2006.
†Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 26, 2006.
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 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
  ·   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