It is the love of Christ that fills our hearts and impels us to evangelize (Pope Benedict).
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.
God is love. This love has ushered in a new life. We were fully immersed in this love when we were baptized. Baptism was the greatest blessing of our lives. Although most of us are baptized as babies, in this sacrament we received every spiritual blessing. St Paul explains what happened: ‘We were buried with him by baptism into death so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life’ (Romans 6:4). As we strive to co-operate with the Spirit on our journey through life our thoughts, our affections, and our actions are slowly transformed and purified.
Lord God, may this growth in faith, hope and love, begun at my baptism, grow stronger each day until I come to you at the last. Amen.
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