St. Paul was a man who always stood for the truth and wasn't afraid - of anything. In today's first reading from Galatians 2, he recounts how he challenged Peter publicly when he knew that Peter was in the wrong.
In our Gospel reading from Luke 11, Jesus is asked to teach His disciples to pray. He tells them to say: "Father, hallowed be your name, your Kingdom come. Give us each day our daily bread and forgive us our sins for we ourselves forgive everyone in debt to us, and do not subject us to the final test."
This version of the Lord's Prayer differs slightly from the version in Matthew, but it's the same prayer. Some Church Fathers posit that when Jesus referred to "daily bread," He meant not only natural bread, but supernatural bread (the Eucharist) as well. As Catholics, we have the opportunity to partake of the Bread of Life daily if we choose. Truly, our daily bread - that leads to eternal life!
Father, we thank you for our daily bread, both natural and supernatural. Amen.
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