St. Gregory Nazianzen, Doctor, on The Baptism of the Christ


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This short excerpt, written by St. Gregory Nazianzen in the late 4th century comes from the Second Reading from today’s Office of Readings of the Liturgy of the Hours.  It’s a timeless message that inspires anew to this day.

“Today let us do honor to Christ’s baptism and celebrate this feast in holiness. Be cleansed entirely and continue to be cleansed. Nothing gives such pleasure to God as the conversion and salvation of men, for whom his every word and every revelation exist. He wants you to become a living force for all mankind, lights shining in the world. You are to be radiant lights as you stand beside Christ, the great light, bathed in the glory of him who is the light of heaven. You are to enjoy more and more the pure and dazzling light of the Trinity, as now you have received — though not in its fullness — a ray of its splendor, proceeding from the one God, in Christ Jesus our Lord, to whom be glory and power for ever and ever. Amen.”

And so…

  • How do you become a living force for all mankind?
  • How do you become the radiant light standing beside Christ.
  • Are you fully enjoying the PURE and DAZZLING light of the Trinity?

Let us know…


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