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Washed and Clothed with Your True Identity (#515, Lent 1)

Fr. Joel Homilies

Lent, 1st Sunday. In the time of Noah God washed the world clean of sin. Only Noah was in a relationship with God. He was willing to listen and so God was able to prepare and save him. Baptism washes the Christian clean and gives each one a new name and a new identity: the white garment of holiness, purity, and glory. God gives His life to us as a free gift. We spoil our garments when we grasp and take instead of receiving. Lent is a time to become fresh again. Sonia Singh rescues abandoned and abused dolls. She gives them a new face and a fresh garment. They are loved, and they know it. You are loved. Do you know it?

(22 Feb 2015)

Point to Ponder: Catechism of the Catholic Church paragraph 978:

“When we made our first profession of faith while receiving the holy Baptism that cleansed us, the forgiveness we received then was so full and complete that there remained in us absolutely nothing left to efface, neither original sin nor offenses committed by our own will, nor was there left any penalty to suffer in order to expiate them…. Yet the grace of Baptism delivers no one from all the weakness of nature. On the contrary, we must still combat the movements of concupiscence that never cease leading us into evil.”

Point to Discuss:

Take a look at Sonia’s Tree Change Dolls. What do you notice?

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Sonia Singh is an artist, illustrator and scientist and science communicator based in Hobart, Tasmania.

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