Rather than being immobilized by recent headlines of terror in the world, today we enter into the Feast of the Baptism of The Lord, the close of the Christmas
season. How does this make an impact in our lives? Our young are looking to us for hope! Sundays offer a space to read, study or consider together the truths of our faith. In the Liturgy of the Hours there are two compelling sermons
on today's feast: one by St. Peter Chrysologus another by St. Gregory of Nazianzus, both Bishops.
We shall draw from the first-
"Today the Holy Spirit hovers over
the waters in the likeness of a dove. A dove announced to Noah that the flood had disappeared from the earth; so now a dove is to reveal the world's shipwreck is at an end forever." Christ is the eternal Guard, like lived with a Coastie, 'always
ready' to save!
The book, "The Finest Hours" is of a daring rescue when Cape Cod was in a North Eastern Storm. So while some receive a particular 'call', all the baptized are called to care for the Gospel
truths across all seasons.
How has your own baptism prepared you for mission? Maybe we can pray for the priests who baptized us and for our parents and god parents. And certainly we have a prayer
of thanks for the friend of the bridegroom, John the Baptist!
Come Holy Spirit and renew the face of the Earth!