Activating Our Baptism: Day 6

Friday after Epiphany, January 10

In Jesus, the Lord Offers Something More

1 John 5:5-13

Psalm 147 “Praise the Lord, Jerusalem.”

Luke 5:12-16

Video Meditation – Fr. Paul Turner, Pastor Cathedral of the Immaculate Conception, Director of the Office of Divine Worship

Questions for Reflection

  1. What “more” would Jesus like to bless you with? Ask for the courage to ask for and live this “more.”
  2. Are there ways God may be calling you to proclaim the gospel and heal the sick (bring comfort to the ill and infirmed) among your friends, family, neighbors, or others?
  3. Sometimes a listening ear and kind word can begin a healing work. What can you do or say to bring comfort to someone in need?

Actions to consider

Perform a corporal or spiritual work of mercy that involves reaching out to someone in need.  Consider any ways that you can speak in a simple way about the healing and merciful love of Jesus with the person you may visit and ask for help from the Holy Spirit as you speak about Jesus to this person who is loved by the Father.

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.

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