Good News Inspiration for Daily Life
Bulletin Insert for January 10, 2021.
Description: Bulletin insert for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord asks the reader: Why was Jesus baptized? He wasn’t in need of repentance. Why, for that matter, did Jesus do anything at all? Not just to save us from our sins by dying on the cross! There is so much more to Jesus.
Jesus united himself to sinners. First he humbled himself to become one of us, a human with the same needs we have every day. Then he surrendered himself to the baptismal water so that when we are baptized, he is there in the water with us, raising us up to a new life, the holy life, everlasting life.
Everything that Jesus did shows us by example who we are: what the Father created us to be like and how we are to live as children of God.
Ideas for use: Bulletin insert for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord, baptism preparation classes, faith sharing groups, Breaking Open the Word in RCIA, etc.
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