Sunday, January 12, 2014

Homily: Baptism of the Lord 2014

Water.  It is such a strong symbol and sacramental sign.   It is used throughout the Church and its sacraments. Everyday many will come and go through the doors of the church, dipping their fingers in the holy water fonts, blessing themselves.  But on this Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, we need to take a moment to pause and remind ourselves of the meaning and obligations that this carries for each and everyone one of us.  What does that look like for you?

And so we end this Advent/Christmas season as it began – with John the Baptist, at the River Jordan – this time, reluctantly baptising his cousin Jesus as Christ begins his public ministry.  So what does your ministry look like?  And how does a cello player, among the rubble of Sarajevo, provide insight to what we are called to do?

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