Thought of the Day January 9, 2017

By 10:39 AM

"Today, let us do honor to Christ's baptism and celebrate this feast in holiness. Be cleansed entirely and continue to be cleansed. Nothing gives such pleasure to God as the conversion and salvation of men, for whom his every word and every revelation exist. He wants you to become a living force for all mankind, lights shining in the world. You are to be radiant lights as you stand beside Christ, the great light, bathed in the glory of him who is the light of heaven. You are to enjoy more and more the pure and dazzling light of the trinity, as now you received--though not in the fullness--a ray of its splendor, proceeding from the one God, in Christ Jesus our Lord, to whom be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen." (St. Gregory of Nazianzus) As we celebrate his baptism, let us be conscious of our baptism and renew our baptismal promises. At his baptism, Jesus was confirmed as the beloved Son and Messiah, kissed by the Father and anointed by the Holy Spirit. At our baptism, we were redeemed by the Son, adopted by the Father, and sanctified by the Holy Spirit. As baptized, we give thanks to God for his graciousness.

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