Sunday, January 13, 2008: (Baptism of the Lord)

Jesus said: “My people, in addition to My baptism by St. John the Baptist, today’s Gospel is also a manifestation of the Blessed Trinity.  You have the voice of God the Father in saying: (Matt. 3:17) ‘This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.’  You have Me as God the Son incarnated as a man, and God the Holy Spirit  descended upon Me in the form of a dove.  This is also why you pray the Sign of the Cross over everyone that is baptized, along with the sprinkling of water over their heads.  This ending of the Christmas Season now begins the Gospels of My adult mission on earth.  Remember all of the Persons of the Blessed Trinity when you make the Sign of the Cross, and pray the Glory Be to God.  My Father in heaven blessed all of you when you were created and baptized into the faith.  You were blessed by the Holy Spirit in your Confirmation.  Also, you are blessed by Me every time that you have your sins forgiven in Confession, and when you receive My Body and Blood in Holy Communion.  All of these sacramental blessings and graces are important for your spiritual growth and your salvation.  So give thanks and praise to all of the Persons of the Blessed Trinity that watch over you every day.”