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 15, Issue 4

<< Friday, July 16, 1999 >> Our Lady of Mt. Carmel
Exodus 11:10—12:14
View Readings
Psalm 116 Matthew 12:1-8
Similar Reflections


"It is the Passover of the Lord." —Exodus 12:11

Pope John Paul II has prophesied that we can have a new springtime of the Christian life by the year 2000 if we "are docile to the action of the Holy Spirit" (Towards the Third Millennium, 18). The Pope also prophesied that the Lord wants the year 2000 to be the greatest of all jubilees (Toward the Third Millennium, 16). In the Bible, the Jubilee is the time where slaves are freed, debts are forgiven, and the inheritance of God's people, especially their ancestral property, is restored to them (see Lv 25:8ff; Lk 4:19). The Jubilee is the time of international restoration of the socioeconomic system according to the justice of God. The Jubilee is the ultimate time of freedom.

Many doubt that the Pope's prophecies will be fulfilled. They think the prophecies are wrong or that we will not meet the conditions for their fulfillment. They believe it is unrealistic to expect the great victory of justice and the freedom that the Jubilee would bring about. However, it seemed unrealistic to believe that the Israelite nation would be freed from centuries of slavery in Egypt. Nevertheless, when they obeyed the Lord, sacrificed the Paschal lamb, and celebrated the Passover, the Lord did the impossible.

Let us unite ourselves to Jesus, the Lamb sacrificed on Calvary. Let us celebrate the Eucharist, the new Passover (see Lk 22:15). Let us receive the greatest miracle of freedom that has ever occurred since Jesus' death and resurrection.

Prayer: Father, in this year dedicated to You, may I so surrender to Your will that I will let You do anything with me.
Promise: "The Son of Man is indeed Lord of the sabbath." —Mt 12:8
Praise: Teresa, a Carmelite, prays the divine office each day on the bus as she commutes to work. She witnesses to the bus drivers and passengers about how Jesus has blessed her in the Carmelite community.
Nihil obstat: Reverend Robert L. Hagedorn, November 28, 1998
Imprimatur: †Most Reverend Carl K. Moeddel, Vicar General and Auxiliary Bishop of the Archdiocese of Cincinnati, December 1, 1998
The Nihil obstat and Imprimatur are a declaration that a book or pamphlet is considered to be free from doctrinal or moral error. It is not implied that those who have granted the Nihil obstat and Imprimatur agree with the contents, opinions, or statements expressed.
Volume 15, Issue 4
  > Today's Reflection
  · List of Reflections
  · Top 100 Scriptures
  · RSS FeedRSS Feed
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