Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Advent begins on Sunday, Dec. 2, 2007! Praise God for
entering human existence to die on the cross in atonement for our
sins! Jesus loves us so much as to do just that for each of us.
Praise God and prepare the way of the Lord (Lk 3:4-5, Mk 1:3)
Some of you may ask: if Jesus really does come (as He does
each year), then why doesn't the world have peace on earth? Why
don't we experience God's Kingdom on earth instead of sin (war,
murder, selfishness, greed, lust, etc.)? Yes, Jesus comes, but the
world isn't ready to receive Him. For the world to change (no sin
- war, etc.), each one of us has to change our hearts, eliminate sin
from our lives and live as Jesus did — with love, sacrifice, and
with forgiveness of those who have transgressed against us.
Advent is the time for this preparation and change. It is a time for
us to prepare our hearts for His way anew (Mt 3:3). We need to
take stock of our lives, repent of our sins via the Sacrament of
Reconciliation, and change by recommitting our lives to Jesus.
The question we should ask instead is: when Jesus comes, are
we going to accept Him into our hearts by accepting His commandments, by following His church, and by working for Him
.. .by giving our lives for Him? To prepare for Jesus this Advent,
read three chapters from the book of Isaiah each day. You will
have the book complete by Dec. 23, 2007.
Thanks for donating to our ministry for this booklet.
Thanks for supporting our ministries with your prayers,
sacrifices, and your donations. The cost of printing and mailing
has increased by 20%. Thanks for distributing this booklet to
others - hospitals, doctors' offices, and gathering places. Please
continue to spread God's loving word!
Please consider donating to our Discipleship Center where
we have retreats and intend to host our current Catholic Bible
College, the Guadalupe Bible College. We are looking for matching funds to a $5,000 donation. Praise God! You are in our
Your Brothers in Jesus,
The Directors of Presentation Ministries
December 1, 2007