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Friday, August 18, 2023

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Joshua 24:1-13
Psalm 136:1-3, 16-18, 21-22, 24
Matthew 19:3-12

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jesus is god!

“I now say to you, whoever divorces his wife (lewd conduct is a separate case) and marries another commits adultery, and the man who marries a divorced woman commits adultery.” —Matthew 19:9

Because Jesus is God:

  • His death on the cross has saved all people from their sins (see Ti 2:14).
  • He has risen from the dead and will raise us from the dead (see Rm 1:4).
  • He will come again to take us with Him (Jn 14:3).
  • He has superseded the Old Testament and has forbidden divorce (Mt 19:6-9).
  • He gives those celibate for God’s kingdom the power to live on earth as the angels live in heaven (Lk 20:34-36; Mt 19:12).
  • He can live in us and make it possible for us to live in Him (see Jn 6:56).
  • He can change bread and wine into His Body and Blood, and then command us to receive His Body and Blood (Mt 26:26-28).
  • We must totally give our lives to Him, live for Him rather than ourselves (2 Cor 5:15), and worship Him.
  • We should risk our lives to be Jesus’ witnesses (Acts 1:8).

•        We are awed to live in the mystery of Jesus’ divinity, and rejoice that God is One and is Trinity, that is, three Persons in one God.

Prayer:  Jesus, “my Lord and my God!” (Jn 20:28)

Promise:  “Give thanks to the Lord, for He is good, for His mercy endures forever.” —Ps 136:1

Praise:  Diego has been reading the Bible daily for fifty years.

Reference:  (Singles, set aside time for the Lord at our annual Singles for the Lord Retreat, Sept. 22-24. Call 513-373-2397 or email retreats@presentationministries.com to register.)

Rescript:  In accord with the Code of Canon Law, I hereby grant the Nihil Obstat for One Bread, One Body covering the period August 1, 2023 through September 30, 2023. Reverend Steve J. Angi, Vicar General, Archdiocese of Cincinnati, Cincinnati, Ohio January 4, 2023

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