Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
We pray that this Lent will be a special time of accelerated growth in holiness. God calls us to be holy and told us we shall "be holy, for I, the Lord your God, am holy" (Lv 19:2). May we want to be holy more than we want to breathe. Let us imitate Jesus in fasting for forty days. Let us repent and do penance.
Because of our baptisms, we are all members of Christ's body. We are all called to be Jesus to each other here on earth. Further, we are called to be His disciples — to follow Jesus and share Jesus with everyone we can.
Our mission at Presentation Ministries is to help our brothers and sisters in Christ to realize Jesus loves us so much that:
- He died on the cross in atonement for our sins.
- He established the Church and the sacraments to give us graces and aid us in accepting His gift of salvation.
- He wants us to be His friends and His followers and to go out to all the world and tell the good news that Jesus, through His passion and death, saved us from damnation.
By the very fact you are reading this, God is making Himself known to you through His word. Praise Jesus! So we thank God for you and we thank you for praying for us and for sharing God's word through distributing these booklets with others. We encourage you to become even closer to Jesus by learning more about Him. You can do this by:
We thank you for your financial support for this booklet and for our work at Presentation Ministries.
Your Brothers in Jesus,
George Schmidl, Jerry Cappel, and Mark Schuermann
(Directors of Presentation Ministries)
February 1, 2006