Sisters of St. Francis of the Holy Cross in Green Bay, WI
Reflection for Jan. 12, 2014

Reflection for Jan. 12, 2014

Baptism: An invitation to go about 'doing good' in response to God's love

by Sister Agnes Fischer

"You are my beloved Son." -- Matthew 3:17

On the day of your baptism and mine no one saw anything extraordinary, but in reality the sky did open and the Spirit of God did come upon us and say, "You are my beloved son/daughter."

Our baptisms weren't very different from that of Jesus'. What might be different is what happened after. Jesus "went about doing good." (Acts 10:38)

The majority of us have to keep asking ourselves if we are doing good. Fortunately, we can begin each day as though we are newly baptized. And there is so much good we can do. Each of us continues to be God's beloved son/daughter.


Thanks for so beautifully reminding me that daily I need to remember my obligation as a follower of Jesus to act as a beloved daughter.

This serves as a nice reminder that each new day provides a fresh opportunity to be a better person and find some small way to do good.

I was born on Sunday and baptized 2 days later.

Thank you Sister Aggie for the reminder that our Baptism wasn't very different than that of Jesus.


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