Thursday, January 6, 2011

To Become Like Jesus... Baptism gives us a great start!

My Patheos column, A Word in Season, looks ahead to Sunday's Gospel about the Baptism of the Lord, and what our own baptism means...
In baptism we have the potential and the power of grace to imitate Christ. Why? Because Christ's very life is in us. God has taken up residence in us. Not only that, we grow in that living intimacy of God-in-us whenever we receive the Eucharist.
The work of Christian life is to become like Jesus—to become, in full adult measure and stature, our truest selves, modeling Christ, while maintaining our unique personhood and distinctive qualities.
It is a calling, and we are called, each of us, by name.
As always, there's more, here.

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