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Today's Scriptural Meditation Readings:

January 9, A.D. 2006

Scripture from today's Liturgy of the Word:
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7
Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10
Acts 10:34-38
Mark 1:7-11

A brief reflection on today's Scripture passages:

Let us enter into the presence of God and reflect:

On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens being torn open and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
(Mark 1:10-11)

The Son enters into waters which, without Him, change nothing until He enters in and everything changes uniting all who receive His baptism as one in Him.

He, Who is BeLoved who is the only, begotten Son pleases the Father.

The boundless Love that leads the Son into the waters, BeLoved and pleasing to the Father, unites as One with the Holy Spirit, and resounds from the heavens testifying to this pleasing and most perfect self-giving.

Humble, quiet, self-giving, true, obedient, serving. . .
The generosity of the Holy Trinity's perfect love begets new life for those who become one in Them through this Baptism.

Entering into their One life, through water and the Spirit, Man dies and is thus raised to 'new life' in the Son, with the Spirit, to the glory of the Father.

My loving Lord, how gracious your gift of 'new life' is!

Together, one in The One, we are baptized through death to life. May we treasure this gift of life eternal and faithfully remain in You by keeping this gift through our obedience to the commandments. May we bring others to You, through Baptism, into life eternal.

- Mary Williams

Lives of the saints:

Feast of the Baptism of the Lord

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