We are the children of God

From the Desk of Father David

Dear Friends in Christ,

              Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord Jesus which is the close of the Christmas Season.  We recall Jesus’ baptism as well as our own.  Jesus was not baptized by John to have His sins forgiven, He was baptized to show us that He does not stand apart from us but stands with us and will stand with sinners all the way to the cross where He will pay the price to redeem the world.  The voice of God the Father spoke at Jesus’ baptism as well as at your baptism.  During the Sacrament of Baptism, God calls you His son or daughter.  What a great privilege that the Creator of the Universe wants you to know you are special to Him.  Even though others are also His children, this does not lessen the sacredness of being God’s child and an heir to the kingdom.  The Holy Trinity relates to us as individuals and we are loved for our uniqueness because that is how He created us.

Sometime this week pause and thank Jesus for your baptism, that special day where you entered into a new relationship with God and He poured His Spirit into your heart.  As you reflect upon the Baptismal Promises, also found in today’s bulletin, ask yourself how these promises can help guide you today.

I would like to thank you for remembering me at Christmas.  It reminds me of God’s love and your love for me and this wonderful parish.

Loving Father thank you for calling us your children and for Jesus making us His brothers and sisters.  We ask for Your continued guidance as we face the challenges of life.  May Jesus, Mary, and Joseph come to our aid and assist the Church and World.

Peace and healing,

Fr. David

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