My Lent 2019 Book List Plans

Is this the year you really want to dive into Lent? Do you want to come out of this Lenten Season and truly feel that you've had a small share of living in the desert with Christ for 40 days? I know that I do. Maybe it's an upcoming birthday that's making me have more of a now-or-never type of attitude towards Lent. Or maybe I just acutely feel the necessity of truly modeling this for my children, and living it with my husband. Whatever it is, these are the books and resources I'm going to use this Lent to really LIVE the season from Ash Wednesday all the way through to Easter Vigil. Look them over. If something looks helpful to you, use it. If it inspires you, go with it. I hope all of these bless and encourage you.

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Baptism of the Lord

John the Baptist baptizing Jesus

Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

When Rosie was very little, I once asked her,  "Rosie, since Jesus was God and God is all good, why did Jesus want to be baptized?"

And without missing a beat she replied, "Because He wanted to show us it was safe!"

She's wasn't wrong. 

One of the reasons Christ came to us in the incarnation was to show us how to live. For a Christian, one of the most important parts of living a Christian life is being Baptised. 

The Catechism of the Catholic Church tells us that Christ's baptism was the inauguration of his mission as God's suffering servant. 

And so it is for each no Christian at Baptism. Certainly, life is full of its share of suffering, but through Baptism, we are released from original sin and we start sharing in the life of Christ. 

+3929b-Baptism of Tamera

As parents and grandparents, once our children are baptized it is on us to teach them about God and what it means to be a Christian and live a Christian Life. 

Things to do:

  • Today would be a good day to look at each other's Baptismal certificates.
  • Look at pictures from Baptism days and share memories of that day. 
  • White cupcakes or cake would be a nice touch for dinner today. 
  • Watch this excerpt from Jesus of Nazareth. 

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