Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
The Lenten season begins on February 13 with Ash Wednesday. Start praying now about what the Lord is calling you to do during the Lenten season. Ask Him how He wants you to grow closer to Him. Ask Him how He wants you to experience His love and mercy more deeply. Ask Him how He wants you to pray, fast and give alms. Ask Him about how often to go to confession. Ask Him how He wants your faith to grow in the Year of Faith we are celebrating.
As faith comes through hearing the Word of God (see Rm 10:17), your faith will grow by reading the scriptures more often. You can decide to look up and reflect on each scripture reference in One Bread, One Body (OBOB). You can decide to read the Gospels during Lent or start following a Bible reading plan. We offer several Bible reading plans and guides (for now, only in English): A Prophetic Lent, Through the Bible In One Year, and Simple Bible Reading Guides for every book in the Bible. Download these resources by using the links above or call us at (513) 662-5378 to order copies.
Please take part in our OBOB circulation drive to help get this booklet into the hands of people who need it. Please share it with a friend or even re-share it with someone you've shared it with in the past.
We thank God for our over two-thousand distributors who faithfully distribute OBOB to five or more people each issue. We thank God for their sacrifices of time, energy and money to spread the Word of God. To become a distributor in your area, call our ministry center at (513) 662-5378.
We have started to publish OBOB in Spanish, Un Pan, Un Cuerpo. It is available on our website or you can call Jerry Cappel at (513) 659-9270 with your request to order print copies. We praise God for everyone on the Spanish OBOB team and their efforts!
Your brothers and sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidi, Mark Schuermann, Chris Jasek and Judy Erwin
February 1, 2013