Bishop Earl Boyea of Lansing would like to invite you to join him in reading the Holy Bible over the span of 365 days starting on the First Sunday of Advent, November 29, 2020. Here is the Bishop’s personal invite to you including details of how to sign up:
Why read the Holy Bible? Well, as that great figure of the Early Church, Saint Jerome, said: “Ignorance of Scripture is ignorance of Christ”. Jesus Christ is our reason to read the Holy Bible. It is in the pages of Sacred Scripture that we encounter him; that we get to know him and he gets to know us; that we fall in love with him, and, thus, we discover our deepest peace, happiness and meaning.
That’s why I invite you to join me in reading through the Holy Bible over the course of the next 12 months, starting this Advent. Together, it will be our Year of the Bible. Each day, I will text you or e-mail you a chapter of Sacred Scripture. We will then read it and meditate upon it.
Over the weeks, I’ll also invite you to events; share video reflections with you; and let you know about other Year of the Bible updates. By the end of 12 months, together, we will have made our pilgrimage together.
Do you want to sign up? Well, all you have to do is pick up your cellphone and text the letters BYOB – that stands for Bishop’s Year of the Bible – to 84576 OR to our Diocese of Lansing website here to sign up: https://www.dioceseoflansing.org/byob
I look forward to journeying with you as we encounter Christ through various books of the Bible over the next 12 months. Let us make this a deeply spiritual year for all of us.
Assuring you of my prayers, I am sincerely yours in Christ,
Bishop of Lansing