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The Baptism of the Lord

January 10, 2015

WITH YOU I AM WELL PLEASED

Every time I read that Gospel, I get goosebumps. . . because there is nothing I want to hear more that those words from the heavens.

In my heart and mind, I have this idea that, at the end of my days, I will stand before God and God will say, “You are my beloved, and with you I am well pleased.”

At one level, I don’t know why I react so strongly to those words, but on another level, I know exactly why. Because all of this – everything I do is because it is the only response I feel that is appropriate for what I have received.

CLICK HERE for the readings for the Baptism of the Lord (Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Psalm 29; 1 John 5:1-9; Mark 1:7-11).

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