Christmas: Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Isaiah 42 verse 1: Here is my servant whom I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased. Upon him I have put my spirit; he shall bring forth justice to the nations.
Catechism of the Catholic Church, no.1213. The Sacrament of Baptism is the basis for the Christian life. Baptism has many effects on the individual and the community, including being freed from sin, becoming members of the Body of Christ, being incorporated into the Church and into her mission.
Through baptism, we all become children of God, echoing Jesus’ baptism. How am I living out the baptismal promises I made or were first made on my behalf? Am I developing a closer relationship with God through the care I give creation, others, and myself?
Praying with and for you as we put faith in action,
NPCD Executive Committee Members & NCEA Religious Education Department Staff.