Put On Christ- Baptism of Our Lord

1/10/21 Today’s Consuming Fire Meditation- – A Daily
Dose of the Flame of Love Diary Served Up with Today’s Scriptures

Baptism of Our Lord

On  Christ

“In Baptism, My heavenly Father gave
all of you the most beautiful robe of sanctifying grace. In spite of this, you
do not take care of it. Is there any father who has suffered more than I, so
that this robe of sanctifying grace can regain its whiteness? I instituted the
Sacrament of Penance, yet you make no use of it. For this, I have sweated
blood. For this, I was crowned with thorns. I let Myself be nailed to the wood
of the Cross. I endured unspeakable suffering.” (Jesus) (May 1962)

Readings: It happened in those days
that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee 
and was baptized in the Jordan by John.
On coming up out of the water he saw the heavens
being torn open 
and the Spirit, like a dove, descending upon him.
And a voice came from the heavens, 
“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well
pleased (Mark 1)

Prayer Meditation- O Lord You have given us the most beautiful baptismal gown- Your sanctifying grace! O Lord how we have let this white garment become stained, yet in Your Mercy You let us come again and again to the Throne of Grace through the Sacrament of Confession. Let us never take Your Mercy for granted- we can never know the number of our days. Let us put on Christ each day through prayer, reading of Your Word, and the Sacraments!