we celebrate the Baptism of Our Lord this Sunday, we remember the ‘initiation
rite‘ that Jesus started his public ministry. We too, have experienced this
same Baptism: our first Sacrament of Initiation immersed us into the life of
Christ. At our Baptism, God the Father says to each of us, “This
is my Son, whom I love; with him I am well pleased.”
which has reminded me constantly that there is more than meet the eye, more
than the physical realm.
which inspires me to live my life meaningfully and purposefully. Every time I
read it, God speaks through the words to me in the present moment of my life.
Our God is the God of the present.
reminder of the power of sacrifice. The sacrifice that God has done for me and
the sacrifice that I can give. A great reminder for me to always learn to
surrender and let go of my problems and trust that the Lord knows what is best
for me. By listening to him, I learn to be the best I can be.
but a light of hope. A flame that burns despite the winds and difficult times.
It is a reminder of the power of the Holy Spirit. When I have the power of the
Holy Spirit, I am burning with the love of Christ in my heart to help and
empower others. As others have been a light to me, I too can be a light to
are so many other signs and symbols of our faith that point to something
greater than the physical world. What are they? This video reminds us of our
lives as being something greater.
“Grace gives us the strength to stand up again for Him”
On Friday, we watched a contemporary dance video.
Initially I thought is was a really nice dance video, that’s all. It wasn’t the first time I saw it during session. However, it was only during our time of prayer that I realised that the dance video taught me things about God.
In the video, there was a couple dancing. The guy lifted up the girl so effortlessly above his head and threw her in the air and caught her. He must’ve been so strong! And maybe we did not notice it, but it also required a lot of strength from the girl in order to dance. (the core strength!!!)
That really reminded me — When we trust in God for something, it’s not as if we go completely unprepared for an exam and expect to get an A. But rather, it is when we put in our best (our core strength!) and surrender to God and let him do the rest!
We can never fall down when God lifts us up.