Water is an essential element here on Earth - capable of death and life.
The Baptism of the Lord was a moment that transforms and empowers all baptisms - configuring the newly baptized to Jesus Christ. His death on the Cross destroys our sin and death; his resurrection opens the doors of Heaven for our eternal life.
Today, what sin and/or temptation needs to be destroyed by the grace of Baptism? What virtues and abilities need to be nourished by the Lord's saving power that comes to us through our Baptism?
January 11, 2015 - Cathedral of Christ the King - Superior, WI
Fr. Andrew Ricci