Saturday February 18, 2017
"Faith is the realization of what is hoped for and evidence of things not seen." (from Saturday's first reading).
What today's world needs most for conversion to Christ, and for developing a desire to repent from moral relativism, self-centeredness, and rejection of true faith, is a witness that speaks the language of hope. The world needs Christians who can see and practice holiness as a way of life that is very desirable.
To get into this more deeply, read the Good News WordByte at wordbytes.gnm.org/spiritualgrowth-hope-can-change-world
Lent begins March 1st. How To Turn Your Crosses Into Resurrections, our Lenten Paracletia video course that's available free as an archived course, would be a good spiritual exercise if you need healing from suffering. What crosses are you carrying? What burdens are weighing you down? This Lent, discover a new, deeper intimacy with Jesus. He wants to help you carry your crosses, making them easier to bear and even turning them into resurrections (new life).
In this video course, you will not only feel Jesus ministering to you. You will learn how to turn tragedies into triumphs, grief into joy, and the deaths of your hopes and dreams into resurrections.
The course starts here: gnm.org/paracletia-course-description-C02/
It's ready! Carlos Ribero, a volunteer member of the Good News Team, spent many hours and worked with me to produce 2016's Annual Report. When looking at the year through the lens of accomplishments, we rejoice in our powerful Lord and our precious supporters who gave their time, talent, treasure and prayer.
Every morning, I lift up in to the Immaculate Heart of Mary and the Sacred Heart of Jesus and the fire of the Holy Spirit everyone who helps Good News Ministries in any way (donors, volunteers, prayer supporters, etc.) and all the prayer requests posted on our site.
Thank you for reading this newsletter.
Your servant in Christ,
Good News Ministries
Keep your eyes on Jesus!
Look to the past with gratitude.
Live the present with passion.
Move into the future with hope.
Find creative ways to proclaim the gospel of joy!
(Wisdom by Pope Francis)