Monday, January 11, 2010

baptism of jesus

At the Baptism of Jesus the heavens were opened, so at our baptism the gates of heaven are opened to our souls. At the Baptism of Jesus all three members of the Trinity were present, just as they are at our baptism. In that word of promise, which is united to the element of water, faith receives the grace of the Father who adopts us, the merit of the Son who cleanses us, and the working of the Holy Spirit who regenerates us. - Johann Gerhard

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