Sunday, January 13, 2013

CMMB: Your Weekly Reflection in Prayer 1/13/2013

Weekly Prayer Reflection for Winter
“When all the people were baptized, and Jesus was at prayer after likewise being baptized, the skies opened and the Holy Spirit descended on Him in visible form like a dove. A voice from heaven was heard to say, 'You are my beloved Son. On You my favor rests.'”

Luke 3:21-22

January 13, 2013
Baptism of the Lord 
Dear Friends, 
Saturday, January 12th was the third anniversary of the earthquake that devastated Haiti. International aid, including aid from Catholic Medical Mission Board has been sent into Haiti since that tragedy. Yet there is always the danger of “donor fatigue” and we must not let this happen.

The celebration of the Baptism of the Lord on Sunday points us in the right direction. It reminds us of two things. One, and most important, that God is faithful to His promises. God remains with us and will never leave us. Secondly, the Baptism of the Lord reminds us that we who have been baptized, made promises to serve God and our neighbors generously, lovingly and with perseverance. One way to carry out our baptismal promises is to continue to pray for the people of Haiti, but also to continue with aid such as the prostheses which CMMB has been instrumental in providing.

Father in heaven, Who at the baptism of Jesus in the Jordan River proclaimed Him as Your beloved Son and anointed Him with the Holy Spirit, grant that all who are baptized into His Name may keep the covenant they have made, and boldly confess Him as Lord and Savior, Who with You and the Holy Spirit lives and reigns, one God, in glory everlasting.    
Rev. Peter Schineller, S.J., CMMB Board of Directors
PS: Learn more about the Haiti Amputee Project

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