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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD - YEAR C by Fr. Linh

THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD - YEAR C
 
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Gospel Reading: Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
 
When Jesus had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened.
 
The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ. John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”
 
After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”
 
Saint’s Words:
At the moment that the soul receives holy baptism, original sin is taken away from her, and grace is infused into her, and that inclination to sin, which remains from the original corruption . . . is indeed a source of weakness, but the soul can keep the bridle on it if she choose.
—Catherine of Siena, Dialogue  

Prayer to Live as a Child of God:
Father in Heaven,
when the Spirit came down upon Jesus
at His Baptism in the Jordan,
You revealed Him as Your own Beloved Son.
Keep me, Your child,
born of water and the Spirit,
faithful to my calling.
May I, who share in Your Life
as Your child through Baptism,
follow in Christ's path of service to people.
Let me become one in His Sacrifice
and hear His Word with faith.
May I live as Your child,
following the example of Jesus. Amen.

This article was published on Sunday 10 January, 2010.

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