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 33, Issue 4

<< Wednesday, July 12, 2017 >>
Genesis 41:55-57; 42:5-7, 17-24
View Readings
Psalm 33:2-3, 10-11, 18-19 Matthew 10:1-7
Similar Reflections


"In fact, all the world came to Joseph to obtain rations of grain, for famine had gripped the whole world." —Genesis 41:57

A worldwide famine is one of the worst tragedies. It is even worse than the hundreds of millions of people, especially children, starving at this moment in our world. A worse tragedy than a worldwide famine for food is a famine "for hearing the word of the Lord. Then shall they wander from sea to sea and rove from the north to the east in search of the word of the Lord, but they shall not find it" (Am 8:11-12). We currently are in an even worse condition. We have a worldwide famine for God's Word not because God's Word is unavailable but because many people, even Christians, are spiritually anorexic. We have so stuffed ourselves with the things of the flesh that we have lost our appetite for the things of the Spirit (see Prv 13:19; Gal 5:17; 1 Pt 2:11).

We need many Josephs to feed the world. We need many Christians who are greater than Joseph (see Mt 11:11) to feed the world spiritually and break through the spiritual anorexia of Christians. When the Lord returns at the end of time, He wants to find us dispensing our "ration of grain in season" (Lk 12:42) to people who have been freed from spiritual anorexia and are "as eager for milk as newborn babies — pure milk of the Spirit" (1 Pt 2:2). In summary:

  • Repent of the sins which cause spiritual anorexia.
  • Have a healthy spiritual appetite, similar to the appetite of nursing babies.
  • Feed the starving physically and spiritually.
  • Break through spiritual anorexia by interceding, prophesying, and fasting.

Prayer: Father, raise up new Josephs.
Promise: "The reign of God is at hand!'' —Mt 10:7
Praise: Shirley has volunteered at her parish food pantry for years.
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 June 1, 2017 through July 31, 2017.
†Most Reverend Joseph R. Binzer, Auxiliary Bishop, Vicar General of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, February 22, 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 33, Issue 4
  > 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