Brothers and Sisters in Christ,
Praised be Jesus our Lord and Savior! In the cover letter of the previous issue, we noted that we must become followers of Jesus by being faithful to His command to "make disciples of all the nations" (Mt 28:19) and equip them to go forth and make more followers of Jesus. We are compelled to carry out this command because He said so. Another incentive is that as a result of carrying out this command, He gives us "a Pearl of Great Price" (Mt 13:45). The fruit of the Holy Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, generosity, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Gal 5:22) which we receive through living out our Christianity every day. We want all to have what we have in the Pearl of Great Price: Jesus.
This Pearl of Great Price poured out through the Holy Spirit provides light in times of darkness and peace in times of trouble. August 6 commemorates the feast of the Transfiguration (2 Pt 1:16) calling us to remember what God has done for us. Be mindful of the times when we have experienced the love and wonders of the transfigured Lord, just as the apostles on the mountain experienced. Neither can we remain but must go to share this with our brothers and sisters, and help them to be freed from the darkness of the world and Satan's lies.
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Your brothers and sister in Christ,
Deacon George Schmidl, Judy Erwin, Mark Mussman
August 1, 2017