(Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord) (2019)

Baptism is initiation into Christ. We “put on” Christ. This is both a call and a way of life, not a membership. The late Fr. Raymond Brown, whose baptismal commitment was evident to all who knew him, often stressed the significance of Christian baptism by insisting that “the day a person is baptized is more important than the day when a person is ordained a priest and bishop.” Amen to that.

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