The Baptism of Our Lord
Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ Jesus were baptized into his death? Therefore we have been buried with Him through baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead through the glory of the Father, so we too might walk in newness of life.- (Rom. 6:3 & 4)
Baptism - life in Christ - is nothing other than dying to the sinful self and rising to the glory He gives us - a new life of holiness, oriented toward the never ending life to come, the Kingdom of God.
Let us pray a decade of the Rosary meditating on the Baptism of Our Lord, who in this act of being baptized, and more fully in His great act - His passion and resurrection - paves the way, leads the way, and is the Way for us all.
And let us pray ...
To you, Immaculate Heart of Mary, we consecrate ourselves – our hearts, minds, wills and lives and all those works we undertake so they may be for the glory of God, for the sake of the Gospel and the salvation of souls. Holy Mother, our Queen and our Joy, give to our hearts the dimensions of yours and form us in the image of your beloved Son.