A blessed Ash Wednesday to you all.
I hope you will indulge me here as I present a brief commercial message . . .
During this forty-day sojourn, I would like to suggest a prayer resource that you might find helpful. Father Joseph Juknialis' fine little book Fifteen Minute Retreats to Slow Down Your World is a real gem. There are thirty retreats in the book. The basic format is scripture based. The "retreatant" is invited to spend the first five minutes reading and absorbing the meaning of the scripture passage. The next five minutes affords the reader the time to read Fr. Juknialis' reflection. Finally, the last five minutes can be spent in prayerful contemplation, prompted by the scripture and the reflection. I hope you consider purchasing this retreat resource. Just visit our web site (you can click on the title of the book above), or call our fine people in WLP's Customer Care department at 800 566-6150.
Thanks for listening. As this Lenten season opens before us, I hope that your spirit is renewed and that, as you prepare to renew your own baptism promises at Easter, you will know God's strength and peace.
Gotta sing. Gotta pray.