Saturday, January 10, 2009

"This is my Beloved Son"

"Through Baptism the Christian is sacramentally assimilated to Jesus, who in his own baptism anticipates his death and resurrection. The Christian must enter into this mystery of humble self-abasement and repentance, go down into the water with Jesus in order to rise with him, be reborn of water and the Spirit so as to become the Father's beloved son in the Son and 'walk in newness of life' (Rom 6:4)" (CCC 537)

Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

(Photo: Stained glass by Edward Burne-Jones, thanks to Fisheaters. )

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