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Bánh Sự Sống
BÁNH SỰ SỐNG - ONE BREAD, ONE BODY -6-25-2019 PDF Print E-mail

One Bread, One Body

Genesis 13:2, 5-18
View Readings Psalm 15:2-5 Matthew 7:6, 12-14
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STRAIGHT STREET (ACTS 9:11)

"How narrow is the gate that leads to life, how rough the road, and how few there are who find it!" —Matthew 7:14

The homilist at this morning's Mass gave a vivid example from his childhood of following the narrow way. In his youth, his scout troop was holding a skills contest. One of the skills involved riding a bicycle along a straight and thin line. To succeed in the contest, the bicyclist had to keep his wheels on the line.

When he focused on keeping the bike's wheels on the line, his wheels invariably strayed off in one direction or the other. He was getting frustrated by his inability to control his path exactly. The scout leader pulled him aside and advised him to focus ahead on the finish line instead of looking down at the line, and to also approach the start of the line with a bit of speed. To his amazement, he discovered that by looking at the goal with some forward momentum, he actually stayed on the line and found success.

This is an apt analogy for the Christian life. When we "keep our eyes fixed on Jesus" (Heb 12:2) and continue moving toward Him each day with our entire attention on the finish line (Phil 3:14), we can stay on the narrow path because Jesus draws us irresistibly to Himself (Jn 12:32). When we take our eyes off Jesus to focus on our own efforts and look at the path instead of the Lord of the path, we stray off the narrow way (see Lk 9:62). "Fix your eyes on Jesus" (Heb 3:1) and draw near to Him.

Prayer: Father, "draw [me] with human cords, with bands of love" (Hos 11:4).
Promise: "He who does these things shall never be disturbed." —Ps 15:5
Praise: Trusting in the Lord to change hearts made Thomas a much better evangelizer.

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BÁNH SỰ SỐNG - ONE BREAD, ONE BODY -22-6-2019 PDF Print E-mail

One Bread, One Body

St. Paulinus of Nola,
St. John Fisher &
St. Thomas More

2 Corinthians 12:1-10
View Readings Psalm 34:8-13 Matthew 6:24-34
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ARE YOU THE WEAK LINK?

"I will do no boasting about myself unless it be about my weaknesses." —2 Corinthians 12:5

St. Paul had been "snatched up to the third heaven" (2 Cor 12:2). He was transported "to Paradise to hear words which cannot be uttered, words which no man may speak" (2 Cor 12:4). Despite these "extraordinary revelations" (2 Cor 12:7), Paul did not base his evangelization on the glory of heaven; instead he focused on the weakness and scandal of the cross (1 Cor 2:2).

In today's society, St. Paul would be inundated with movie offers, book contracts, speaking tours, and interviews to expound upon his heavenly experiences. Who wouldn't want to hear a description of heaven? Paul had a powerful witness that would attract many. Why wouldn't he want to pass on that Good News?

Paul knew that even a powerful witness like the experience of heaven couldn't match the power in the weakness of suffering, "for in weakness power reaches perfection" (2 Cor 12:9). So he willingly boasted of his "weaknesses instead, that the power of Christ may rest upon" him (2 Cor 12:9).

What is your weakness? Are you physically limited, fatigued by caring for young babies or aged parents, in danger from persecution, under attack for your stand for life, alone and unsupported in your faith? Are you constrained by obstacles which seemingly prevent you from moving in power? (see 2 Cor 12:7) If so, you have more power than ever before. In your weakness, God is with you and His power is upon you.

Prayer: Father, Your grace is enough for me (2 Cor 12:9).
Promise: "Enough, then, of worrying about tomorrow. Let tomorrow take care of itself." —Mt 6:34
Praise: St. Thomas More was beheaded for not supporting King Henry VIII. In 2000, Pope St. John Paul II named him the patron of political leaders.

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BÁNH SỰ SỐNG # 38 - THÔNG BÁO TIN VUI 187 PDF Print E-mail

Bánh Ban Sự Sống # 38:
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THÔNG BÁO TIN VUI # 187= Website ChiaseLoiChua.com
             *HÃY NGHĨ TỚI NGƯỜI NGHÈO !*

*SỐNG VÀ CHIA SẺ CHIA SẺ: Bạn đã nghe đọc nhiều lần Bài giảng trên núi hay là Hiến Chương Nước Trời, hay là tám mối phúc thật của Đức Giêsu. (Mat-thêu 5, 1-10) Và Lời Chúa : Phúc thay kẻ lưu tâm đến người nghèo khổ: họ sẽ được Chúa cứu nguy. (Thánh vịnh 41, 2)
Thư Do thái dịch là “đoái đến” hàm ý “nghĩ tới người khác”.
Chung quanh bạn có nhiều người người nghèo về tình thương, hy vọng, và nghèo hiếu biết về Thiên Chúa. Dù không thể nào giải quyết mọi nan đề của họ; nhưng bạn có thể cho họ thấy là mình quan tâm tới họ. Có thể bạn không có tiền; nhưng bạn có cả một tấm lòng.

*MỜI BẠN Thực hành: Bạn có thể làm cho người gặp khó khăn, khi ta đang thực tâm nghĩ tới họ.
1 - Bạn có thể lắng nghe họ nói.
2 - Bạn có thể đối xử lịch sự và tôn trọng họ.
3- Bạn có thể cầu nguyện cho họ.
4 -Bạn có thể viết thư khích lệ họ.
5- Bạn có thể nói cho họ biết về Lời Chúa nói trong Phúc Âm.
6 - Bạn có thể yêu thương họ bằng những hành động cụ thể khác.

*TÔI QUYẾT TÂM THỰC HÀNH: Hãy tránh đừng chỉ sống triêng cho mình, lúc nào cũng tìm cách chiếm đoạt, hay tìm mọi cách để mình được vui sướng cho mình.
* Hãy quên mình để nghĩ đến lợi ích của người khác, để ý tìm cách chia sẻ bớt những của cải và tinh thần của mình cho họ.
* Chắc chắn bạn có một sức mạnh Lời Chúa là hoa trái của Chúa Thánh Linh nở ra : “bác ái, vui mừng, bình an , nhẫn nhục, nhân hậu, từ tâm, trung tín, hiền hòa, tiết độ”.(Galát 5,22)

*BẠN VÀ TÔI CÙNG VUI MỪNG VÌ ĐƯỢC Ăn-nhai và nuốt Lời Chúa :
* Phúc thay ai có tâm hồn nghèo khó, vì Nước Trời là của họ. (Mat-thêu 5, 3)

Đầy tớ: Nguyễn Định * Mời thăm : Website ChiaseLoiChua.com. Để Sống và Chia sẻ Lời Chúa.

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BÁNH SỰ SỐNG - ONE BREAD, ONE BODY 6-16-2019 PDF Print E-mail

One Bread, One Body

Trinity Sunday

Proverbs 8:22-31
Romans 5:1-5
View Readings Psalm 8:4-9
John 16:12-15
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MORE OF GOD

"We are at peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ." —Romans 5:1

Most people know there is a God. Some people even experience that God is present, loving, and/or personal. Others only sense God as a force. Those people who are aware of God as a person know they can reject God by sinning. They sometimes know when they're not at peace with God. Then they feel a need to get right with God, to be justified (Rm 5:1). Few people experience much more of God than this, but there is much, much more of God. Jesus said to His disciples: "I have much more to tell you" (Jn 16:12).

God is Trinity, three Persons in one God. God is a family. God has become a man. This God-made-Man is Jesus (see Jn 1:14), Who is fully God and fully Man. There is so much more to God than our experiences. The holiest saints who have ever lived have only just begun to know God. "Eye has not seen, ear has not heard, nor has it so much as dawned on man what God has prepared for those who love Him" (1 Cor 2:9).

On this Trinity Sunday, may we experience in a new way the fear of the Lord which is the beginning of wisdom (Ps 111:10). May we devote all our energies to developing as deep a personal relationship with the Trinity as possible. May we let the Spirit guide us to all truth about the Trinity (Jn 16:13).

Prayer: Father, Son, and Spirit, I give my life to You. May I be baptized — immersed — into You (see Mt 28:19).
Promise: "The love of God has been poured out in our hearts through the Holy Spirit Who has been given to us." —Rm 5:5
Praise: "O most Holy Trinity, undivided Unity; Holy God, mighty God, God immortal, be adored."

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BÁNH SỰ SỐNG -ONE BREAD, ONE BODY- 14-6-2019 PDF Print E-mail

One Bread, One Body

2 Corinthians 4:7-15
View Readings Psalm 116:10-11, 15-18 Matthew 5:27-32
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PURE HOLINESS

"You have heard the commandment, 'You shall not commit adultery.' What I say to you is: anyone who looks lustfully at a woman has already committed adultery with her in his thoughts." —Matthew 5:27-28

In the Sermon on the Mount, Jesus commands us to have the highest standard in resisting sexual temptations. We are to be pure and free, even if we have to gouge out our eyes or cut off our hands (Mt 5:29-30). The Lord does not intend for us to literally maim ourselves, but we must do whatever it takes to avoid the occasions of sin and receive God's grace to live holy lives. Some people must "gouge out" their TVs, that is, give up TV altogether and not merely try to control their use of the TV. Many are called to cut off their Internet service. Some are called to cut out swimming or other entertainments, which have been affected by the immodesty and perversions of our society.

Jesus makes it clear that entertainment and pleasure-seeking are not to be our priorities. Holiness is. Jesus is so serious about our holiness that He died on the cross so that we might become holy as He is holy (see 1 Pt 1:16; cf Lv 19:2). He took on our sins "so that in Him we might become the very holiness of God" (2 Cor 5:21). Thus, we will help others recognize our Father's name as holy (Mt 6:9). Come, Spirit of holiness and purity!

Prayer: Father, give me such a desire to be holy that I will suffer all of my purgatory before my death rather than after it.
Promise: "This treasure we possess in earthen vessels, to make it clear that its surpassing power comes from God and not from us." —2 Cor 4:7
Praise: Louise gave up her acting career in Hollywood to answer a call to holiness in the cloister.

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