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Feast of The Baptism of The Lord-January 10, 2016

Happy Sunday!

Today we complete the observance of Christmas and the true time of celebration!  Markets have already moved on to St. Patrick's Day decorations!  This pace will be changed when we rest in the arms of God, living the liturgical calendar.  It was a blessing this year to 'keep up the Christmas lights' when the world has raced on to the next market holiday.  John the Baptist was a good steward, waiting and waiting for the one he claimed he was unfit to touch his sandal. It is a gift to have friends who help us to wait and be patient for a special date, anniversary or a long held dream.  A friend always knows what to say to lift spirits.  John the Baptist was a friend of Jesus ( and cousin) who followed God's will in baptizing him in the Jordan River.  In the book of Sirach a friend is called a life-saving remedy.  A friend is cultivated over time, thru thick and thin with praying for the good of the other.  When a friend has passed away or moved or any such circumstance we can continue to actively pray for them until we meet again. As we grow in our relationship with Christ the bridegroom, we ready our hearts to make lasting friends.  A true gift of Christmas is holding a friend in your heart and prayers.  May 2016 bring more time with friends old and new!

Peace!

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26.11 | 13:22

I haven't perfected my Sundays yet -- but I do refrain from at least laundry and cleaning. I do try to find something special to eat, too. Working on it!

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10.08 | 02:45

I do appreciate your way of evangelization in this year of Faith. On the day of Lord, let us do those that foster our relation with him: mass, scripture reading

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08.08 | 13:04

Studying in Jerusalem several years ago, I was very moved by the power the Sabbath has to reclaim and rejuvenate lives of believers, a time for complete rest.

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30.04 | 22:05

Sunday is the day of the Lord. Let us come to Him as a family specially on this day to celebrate him and share the joy with others present in the church

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