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Yesterday's readings dealt heavily with the sacrament of Baptism, and the Gospel has Jesus saying, "Repent and believe in the Gospel."

Question: Why does the Church give us readings about baptism, when we don't usually give baptisms during Lent?


Baptism is something we should experience in the present. Remember we do say, "I was baptized." You should say "I am baptized." This is why Baptist are wrong in saying that we must be baptized as adults, as if it is something that we must consciously decide to do. Our parents baptize us by faith, and then we affirm that baptism during confirmation. Baptism is a sign of our conversion, our "return" to Christ. We die to ourselves and rise to live for Christ. It is something we do, or should do, every day.

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