Monday, the Baptism of the Lord
Mass at noon: Tuesday, Wednesday, Friday - Thursday at 7p
Saturday at 5:00 - Sunday at 9:00, 11:15am and 7:00pm during the semester
When the people gather for prayer, all are welcome.
Saint of the day - Angela de Foligno
Readings for today’s Mass
I think what Green is getting at, is that we must find and embrace that part of God that lives within each of us. As sons and daughters of God, we share in God’s divinity. We usually call it a soul - that part of the divine that also makes us divine.
Now don’t get the idea that i’m suggesting we are all like God. Not at all. But thru our baptism, as sons and daughters, God dwells within us and so we share in God’s divinity.
Today, the Church celebrates the baptism of the Jesus by John in the Jordan River. “And on coming up out of the water… a voice came from the heavens, "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased."
Can you imagine God saying those same words to you at your baptism? “You are my beloved…”
It’s a powerful thing to be able to speak to God with parental language, as father, mother. It is an equally powerful thing, tho most challenging, to embrace the idea that God speaks to us as son, as daughter. Too often we would rather think of ourselves as unworthy. It is true that we are all in need of redemption, but that does not negate the words spoken of us; you are the beloved.
Embrace your divine self. Let yourself be the beloved son or daughter. Already God is so very well pleased with you.