Sunday, January 2, 2011

Fr. Mark Bozada – Be Like the Shepherds

02 Jan 2011 12:01 AM PST

My Dear People,

The Epiphany of Our Lord celebrates the Divine and human nature of Jesus Christ, the King. Even in the stable, Our Lord was beginning His reign here on Earth. Saving one soul at a time through His Cross and Resurrection, begins in the Manger. No wonder the Angels were singing, “Glory to God in the Highest”. They were given a knowing of the glorious end of the mission of Jesus, even as an infant wrapped in swaddling clothes.

This Christ Child will place all powers and principalities under His feet at some future time. We see in the Gospel today, the Three Kings placing gifts of gold, frankincense, and myrrh before Our Lord. These treasures represent the three gifts given to all of us at our Baptism. We were all anointed to be priest, prophet and king. These are our Baptismal roles. All baptized Christians are called to assist Our Lord in spreading the Kingdom of God. Whether we are single, married, or serving as a priest or religious, we are to minister to the Word. All nations need to hear God’s Word preached to them. That is one mission given to us at the Baptism font. Like the Shepherds filled with joy, may we give glory to the Lord in our words and deeds.

Entrusting you to the care of Our Lady,

Fr. Mark Bozada

May we always protect the Word of God given in our hearts at Baptism.

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