Sunday, January 11, 2009

The Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord

The Baptism of Christ
Andrea del Verrocchio
1472 - 1475
Galleria degli Uffizi, Florence

Gospel Reading from Saint Mark's Gospel

This is what John the Baptist proclaimed:
“One mightier than I is coming after me.
I am not worthy to stoop and loosen the thongs of his sandals.
I have baptized you with water;
he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.”

Mass times in the Catholic Diocese of Fort Worth: http://www.fwdioc.org

Picture from Art and the Bible: http://www.artbible.info/

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Whoever desires to confine himself to an emotional relationship to God, without perceiving the living world about him and without recognizing the life therein, robs mankind of what is due to it and thus surely also of what belongs to it. And he who exercises his spirit only and thinks about nothing else, who is attached to God and the world only by the external ties of traditionally transmitted religion and morals, but knows neither piety nor goodness, will pretty soon lose even that weak hold which those external ties provide. Whatever is isolated is confusing. Wholeness alone is reliable and leads man to salvation.

Martin Buber. The Way of Response.

2 comments:

Jennifer said...

I found your site last week and just wanted to say that it's lovely. Fort Worth restaurant reviews, Gospel readings, and links to local Mass times - what an unexpected and beautiful combination of topics. :)

Francis Shivone said...

Jennifer --

Thank you. Many others call the site a product of a confused mind.

I liked your site as well and will add it to our lists if you will tell me whether you are local or not. I put the locally written sites in a separate category.