November 13, 2019

Tag - Baptism

Trusting In God’s Promises

A priest was once introduced to an Army officer who was a much-decorated war hero.  The priest happened to know that the officer was a fallen-away Catholic, so he said to him, “Captain, as a fellow American, I’m proud of you.  The medals you’re...

He Will Baptize You In The Holy Spirit

John the Baptist said, “He will baptize you in the Holy Spirit”. (Mark 1:8)  What does it mean to be baptized in the Holy Spirit?  And how would this Baptism of the Holy Spirit manifest itself in your life? Today we celebrate the second Sunday of...

Baptism and Our Prophetic Mission

  Have you ever been given a gift and not opened it? Or, have you ever been given a gift and partially opened it? Years ago, I remember watching the movie, Agnes of God, in which a prosecuting attorney (a lapsed Catholic) was interviewing the...

Stretching our Faith

This week, I received an e-mail from my elder godson.  He wrote to ask me if I would be willing to officiate at his wedding.  To say the least, I felt honored to be asked and began to think nostalgically about the day of his baptism. It’s impossible...

Pondering our Commission

A woman named Ann talked her friend Betty into accompanying her to a garage sale.  Ann was sorting through a tray of trinkets and various other items when Betty asked her, “Any luck?”  “No,” Ann said, “it’s just a pile of junk; see for yourself.” ...

On Baptism and Christian Living

We might ask ourselves why Jesus Christ submitted to the baptism of St. John the Baptist. After all, if Christ is the incarnate Son of God, the sinless Second Person of the Blessed Trinity, why would it be necessary for Him to be baptized? That’s a...

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