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Our Daily Bread Meditation for March 27, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 27, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

“If anyone who has been bitten looks at it, he will recover.” (Numbers 21:8)

How wonderful is God’s plan! Centuries before the actual event, God foreshadowed his plan to save his people through the lifting up of his Son on the cross. He was also teaching his people that through repentance, faith, and trust they could be freed from the effects of their sin.

The Israelites had been traveling through the desert for many years; their children—who knew only a nomadic life—wer...


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One Bread, One Body - Reflection for January 1, 2012

Posted by Site Webmaster on Sunday, January 1, 2012, In : Daily Meditations 

PEACEMAKING

"The Lord bless you and keep you! The Lord let His face shine upon you, and be gracious to you! The Lord look upon you kindly and give you peace!" –Numbers 6:24-26

For almost fifty years, the popes have been calling us to devote this first day of the year to praying for peace and justice. Few Catholics have listened to the popes, and we have reaped the wages of our disobedience in war and death (see Rm 6:23).

May this New Year's Day be new. May we obey and be peacemakers (se...


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NUMBERS

Posted by Site Webmaster on Tuesday, March 29, 2011, In : Catholic Bible Study 
This book begins and ends with a census (Chapters 1 and 26). The total of the first census was 603,550. In the second census, the final count was 601,730. The book of Numbers draws the conclusion that, after forty years of struggling, the chosen people were worse off than when they started. Numbers is a chronicle of how to endure everything and go nowhere. The final message is that we must worship and obey God or be cursed with frustration, futility, and failure. ...
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