“Son, I love you, and I’m proud of you.” We need to hear these words. We need to say these words. Jesus is the Light of the World. He wakes us up to our true potential by placing His light within us. Are you shining? [AUDIO]
The Lord Jesus made the deaf to hear and the mute to speak. May he soon touch your ears to receive His word and your mouth to proclaim His faith, to the praise and glory of God the Father. Spend quality time with Jesus and let Him “open” you. (6 Sep 2015)
The little death and resurrection of Baptism prepares you for the big death and the big resurrection to Eternal life. Both times the Community brings you to Christ. Let us bring others to Christ. Let us bring others to Eternal Life. (22 Mar 2015)
Receive the Light of Christ… when you walk in His light, you can avoid stumbling over the latest fads. The light of God’s merciful love can reach you no matter how far you wander. May you keep the flame of faith alive in your heart. (15 Mar 2015)
God loves being in the Tabernacle but His favorite place to be is your heart. At Baptism you were made a temple of the Holy Spirit. Is your temple clean and pure like Jesus, or cluttered and distracted? Listen to the Spirit as he reminds you: stop making My house a marketplace. (8 Mar 2015)
Children yearn for parents who love them. Jesus radiates His baptismal dignity as the Father says, “I love you.” Receive your true identity and tell others: Baptism makes us God’s beloved Sons and Daughters on the road to Resurrection. (1 Mar 2015)
In the time of Noah God washed the world clean of sin. Baptism washes the Christian clean and gives each one a new name and a new identity. Sonia Singh rescues abandoned and abused dolls. God has rescued you; you are loved. Do you know it? (22 Feb 2015)
The Easter Vigil recounts three of God’s great moments in history: creating the world, making a covenant with Abraham, and saving the people of Israel from slavery. Greater than all of these things was the life, death, and resurrection of Jesus, who saved us from sin and death. Baptism is how God saves us from sin and death and gives us a new life in Christ.
The Feast of the Presentation reminds us that Jesus is the light of the world. We have been given our faith at baptism, but our faith is a living thing and it needs to grow. Like other living things, faith needs food, water, and shelter. The food that our faith needs is the Word of God and Holy Communion. The water that our faith needs is prayer. The shelter that our faith needs is the Church.
The moment when Jesus was baptized in the Jordan river (Matthew 4:13-17) reveals to us that Jesus Christ is the Son of God, who is exactly like His Father in all things. Jesus is not the son of a violent or fighting god, but the Son of a gentle and peaceful God. In our baptism, we have been adopted as sons and daughters of our Heavenly Father. As Jesus reveals Himself during His ministry, He also challenges us to become more like Him in our thoughts, in our words, and in our actions.
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