Tuesday, January 15, 2019

Beginning Each Day Anew

Paul S. posted  the following in the community Matt Talbot Prayer Group on January 14, 2019.
Today the Ordinary Form of the Roman Rite celebrated the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. When we are baptized, whether as infants or as adult converts, we are "born again," born into the life of grace and we become the adopted sons and daughters of the Father. 

We can take this to heart as people suffering from addictions; when we recover, we are "born anew," ready to recover a life we are meant to lead. If you are a member of this Group because someone else in your life is an addict or alcoholic, then you may be a witness to their rebirth.

Everyone of us begins each day anew; each day is another chance to start afresh. Each day we can contemplate our baptism and what it means for us to be children of God. Rather than regard our baptism as something that happened at some point in the past, or was just a nice ceremony welcoming us into the Church, we can look to it for inspiration to resist sin, start anew and grow closer to God. We are His children. That is a profound declaration. Many can spend years meditating on that fact.