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Sunday, January 9, 2011

Solemnity Suprise: The Gift of Friendship

While the Solemnity of the Baptism of our Lord brings a liturgical end to the Christmas season, it's purpose for us in the new year offers a special opportunity to ponder Christ's transformation of John's earthly baptismal repentence into heavenly salvation with the father and eternal life after death.

What about our own baptism? Most of us have difficulty remembering events that happened a few years ago let alone an early infant Sacrament. Actually, we renew our baptismal vows each and every time we bless ourselves with holy water. But today's feast reminds us of our need to renew more deeply our baptismal vows especially in light of Christ's gospel. To pray for an increase in the virtues of faith, hope, and charity (love). That's just one of things I pray for on Sunday evenings during my adoration holy hour. Tonight however was simply an unexpected-joyful surprise. Not one but two friends of mine who I haven't seen in a LONG-TIME just happened to show up for prayer at the chapel! Oh, what a happy night!

Thank you for this gift Danielle and Katy! It's so good to be with you in prayer. Know that I too will pray for you and your families.


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