Activating Our Baptism: Day 2

Monday after Epiphany, January 6

Baptism Makes Us Children of God

1 John 3:22-4:6

Psalm 2 “I will give you all the nations for an inheritance.”

Matthew 4:12-17, 23-25


Video Meditation – Marc Cardaronella, Director of the Office of Catechesis and Faith Formation

Questions for Reflection

  1. Baptism makes one a child of God. In your own experience what does it mean to live as a child of God?
  2. What do you think about the definition of discipleship – deciding to live according to the teachings of Jesus – given in the meditation?
  3. Are there ways that you hold onto the ways of the “old man,” Adam? How might you more fully embrace the ways of the “new man,” Jesus in whom you are identified as a child of God?

Actions to consider

You might carefully pray the Our Father, taking time to consider the words of the prayer and how it defines the life of a child of God.


Prayer for the Holy Year of Renewal

Eternal Father, who created and redeemed your holy people, we turn to you in this time of renewal, seeking healing and restoration in Christ.

Holy Spirit, inspire us as we discern ways to make the priorities of the Mutually Shared  Vision our own.
Help us to put the many gifts we have received from you at the service of your mission to “make disciples of all nations.”

Increase in us a desire to live our baptismal call, to be salt and light in the world, and to share the Good News of Jesus Christ in our daily lives.

United by faith and made your children through baptism, we ask for the grace to live as One Family: Restored in Christ – Equipped for Mission.
Amen.

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