(This is an adaptation of a note I sent to my parish catechists for the weekend.)
May the Peace of Christ be with you.
Happy Lent! Happy Valentine’s Day!
One involves love, another involves sacrifice.. can you tell which is which? Or do both Lent and Valentines involve both love and sacrifice?
Of course, you know they both do! Lent leads us through the life of Christ which leads to his sacrificial death because “No greater love” is there than to lay one’s life down for another. And, Valentine’s Day – – – well, if you have not figured out that love and sacrifice are so clearly intertwined…. Then invite me out for a beer or coffee and let’s talk!
But, of course, you know they both do! You are a Youth Minister. Your love of God, love of Church, and love for our young people has led to a sacrifice of time, preparation, and energy to share the faith.
Of course, you know it because, of course, you live it! God bless you for your witness and generosity. From all your friends at Project YM, God bless you in all that you do.