Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praise be to Thee, Oh Jesus Christ. You are hidden from those seeking knowledge in the world yet have revealed Yourself to the lowly (Mt 11:25). Having now prayed through the Lenten and Easter seasons culminating in the wondrous feast of Pentecost, we rejoice in the descent of the Holy Spirit. It is through the Holy Spirit that we can fully receive the love poured out between the Father and the Son through the outpouring of the Holy Spirit (Jn 14:16-17, 23, 26). We need this new Pentecost!
As we continue our awareness of Jesus in our daily lives through the Mass and this booklet, One Bread, One Body (OBOB), let us build up our love and confidence in the saving power of Jesus. During the next two months, we will be celebrating the feast of Corpus Christi and pondering being part of the Body of Christ, and also the feast of the Sacred Heart of Jesus, poured out for the redemption of our sins and enfolding us with His wonder, mercy, and love. May we all be humble before our Lord and allow Him to be who He is: the Lord and God Who wants only good for us. May we respond to God’s love like the Blessed Virgin Mary, who showed the way with her response of surrender to God: “Be it done to me according to Thy will” (see Lk 1:37).
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 hope to see you at our 29th Bible Institute July 24 - August 1. You are also invited to come to one of our many retreats at the Paul Jansen Discipleship Center. Come away for a little while to refresh your soul (see Mk 6:31).
Your brothers and sister in Jesus,
Deacon George Schmidl, Chris Jasek, Judy Erwin and Mark Mussman
June 1, 2015