The Baptism of Jesus

Messy Jesus Blog, a new blog run by Sr. Julia Walsh, FSPA and her friends, has a guest blog from Sr. Sarah Hennessey reflecting on the Baptism of Jesus. The entry, Segues, looks at the reality of transitions in our lives:

"Liturgically, now is a moment of segues: from the nativity of Epiphany to the manhood of the Baptism of the Lord, from the festiveness of Christmas to the regularity of ordinary time. We stand in the movement of transition.

I am preparing the inquirers in RCIA for the Rite of Acceptance into the Order of the Catechumenate. Their silent questings and private searchings are now finding the breathing room of a public space.  “I wonder” is becoming “I believe.”  Never an easy step, we surround them with the companion of a sponsor and the public assurance of all our prayers.  On this feast of the Baptism of the Lord, they step forward with conviction into a new life of faith."

Read the rest here.

John W. Martens

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