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WE ARE BAPTIZED EVERY DAY 2 Cor 4:16


Although our baptism occurs on a certain day, that event only represents the beginning of our life of


baptism. We are baptized every day in the water of the Spirit. Holy water in Church and at home reminds us of the need for daily renewal of our baptism and celebration of our new resurrected life as a favored child of God.


SCRIPTURE FOR CHAPTER SIX Titus 3, 1-8: God invites us to a new way of living. Footnotes;


3, 1-8: The list of Christian duties continues from 2, 9-10, undergirded again in 2, 11-13 by appeal to what God in Christ has done (4-7; cf2, 11-14) The spiritual renewal of the Cretans, signified in God’s merciful gift of baptism (4-7), should be reflected in their improved attitude toward civil authority and in their Christian relationship with all (1-3).


3, 1: Magistrates and authorities…some interpreters understand these terms as referring to the principalities and powers of the heavenly hierarchy…To be open to every good enterprise: this implies being good citizens. It could also be translated “ready to do every sort of good work” (as Christians); cf 14.


Titus 3: 1-8


1 Remind them to be under the control of magistrates and authorities, to be obedient, to be open to every good enterprise. 2 They are to slander no one, to be peaceable, considerate, exercising all graciousness toward everyone. 3 For we ourselves were once foolish, disobedient, deluded, slaves to various desires and pleasures, living in malice and envy, hateful ourselves and hating one another. 4 But when the kindness and generous love of God our savior appeared, 5 not because of any righteous deeds we had done but because of his mercy, he saved us through the bath of rebirth and renewal by the holy Spirit, 6 whom he richly poured out on us through Jesus Christ our savior, 7 so that we might be justified by his grace and become heirs in hope of eternal life. 8 This saying is trustworthy.


REFLECTION:


Baptism marks a turning point in our lives. It establishes a new relationship between us and God. We receive his love into our hearts. This new relationship


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