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 34, Issue 5

<< Monday, September 10, 2018 >>
1 Corinthians 5:1-8
View Readings
Psalm 5:5-7, 12 Luke 6:6-11
Similar Reflections


"On another sabbath He came to teach in a synagogue where there was a man whose right hand was withered." —Luke 6:6

Imagine seeing a man whose right hand was withered. There would be many things he could not do and other things he could do only with great difficulty. He might even feel embarrassed if someone tried to shake his withered hand. If you have any love in your heart, you would want to help this man. How much joy you would feel when Jesus restored the man's hand perfectly and instantly! (Lk 6:10) However, the scribes and Pharisees reacted differently. "They became frenzied and began asking one another what could be done to Jesus" (Lk 6:11).

"A little yeast has its effect all through the dough" (1 Cor 5:6). The religious leaders of Jesus' time were jealous of Jesus (Mt 27:18) and full of pride and selfishness (see Mt 23:5ff). This yeast affected their whole lives to the point that they did not love enough to even rejoice in the healing of the man with the withered hand. Therefore, let us repent of all sin, corruption, and wickedness, or we will be unable to live lives of sincerity, truth, love, and joy (see 1 Cor 5:8).

Prayer: Father, I repent and ask You to remove the cancer of sin from my life.
Promise: "Let all who take refuge in You be glad and exult forever. Protect them, that You may be the joy of those who love Your name." —Ps 5:12
Praise: Don and Monica, a married couple, both received the spiritual gift of healing. For years they have ministered to hurting people together. God has used them to heal many of physical, spiritual, and emotional ailments.
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, 2018 through September 30, 2018.
†Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 15, 2017.
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 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 © 2020 Presentation Ministries.
Make a Donation · About PM · Contact Us · Link To Us · Privacy Policy