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Sunday, January 12, 2014

The Baptism of Jesus

John baptized Jesus with water and water is still what is used in administrating the Sacrament of Baptism. We are made children of God in a special way when we are baptized. Do you celebrate the anniversary of your Baptism? What would you want to remember about it now that you are able to enter into the mystery of the great grace we have received at the moment of Baptism? We now call God, Father, and we know we are "heirs of heaven" for we are called to be happy for all eternity with the Blessed Trinity. I guess that this Feast makes us think of all that we want to thank God for in marking us as very specially His own in the Sacrament of Baptism.

"The strength of the Church does not reside in herself, but is instead concealed in the deep waters of God." That quote is from the homily given by the Holy Father on January 3 to give thanks for the new Jesuit saint, Pierre Favre. I will quote more of the homily tomorrow!

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