Baptism of the Lord. Ubuntu Thought for the Day 8 January.

“I know that the Sacrament of Baptism is an initiation into the Christian family, as the Church also describes itself.  All our children were baptised as babies and confirmed later on.   When Michael chose to join the liberation army because as he said, he really believed in freedom and dignity for all I supported him but also feared for his life.  Soon after joining he wrote to us trying to explain his experience, ‘it was like a baptism of fire for me; I felt a sense of belonging and of sacrificing for a cause I believed in.’His mom and I still worried about his safety but repeating the words of the gospel made us proud and gave us some of God’s strength.”  Would ubuntu  fit into that scenario?

He saw the heavens opened and the Spirit descending upon him like a dove and a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved son, with you I am well pleased.”  From Mark 1:7-11.

Pope Francis. The New Evangelisation tries to help “the baptised whose lives do not reflect the demands of Baptism and who lack a meaningful relationship to the Church to experience a conversion which will restore the joy of faith to their hearts. EG14 

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