Today as we celebrate our Lord’s baptism, we might reflect on our baptism and its bearing on our current living situation. When most of us were baptized, our parents made promises to God that they would reject Satan, his works, and empty promises, and that they believed all that is taught in the Apostles Creed. As we grew, we took that faith and commitment for our own. We promised to be God’s apostles (those sent to proclaim the good news), disciples (followers of Jesus in thought, word, and deed), and stewards (responsible managers of God’s gifts on earth – time, talent, and treasure).
As we begin the New Year, let us be ever mindful of God’s blessings in this past year, hopeful for additional blessings and character building challenges for the coming year, and faithful in living out our call to be modern-day apostles, disciples, and stewards.
- Fr. Carl
Those who love riches or
pleasures offer God nothing but the
languid remains of a heart worn out in
the service of the world.
- The Saint Cure D’Ars