New Awakenings - Let's Get Wet

Where the river flows there will be life
"Where the river flows there will be life."
 - Ezekiel 47:9

St. Augustine's last night was flooded with people thirsting for Christ. Immersed in the Father's love from last night we turned our attention to to death and life through baptism with his Son, Jesus Christ.

In our baptism we die with Christ as we are plunged into the baptism water, then dying to death we rise out of the water into a new purified grace filled life with our brother Jesus.  To take St Peter's words, "You are a chosen people, a royal priesthood, a consecrated nation, a people set apart to sing the praises of God who called you out of the darkness and into the light."

We are all special, we are all given the gifts that made the saints great. God, Christ and Spirit fill you as they did St Peter, Pope John Paul II, Mother Teresa, St Francis, St Paul...... What are you are special, you are powerful, you are a daughter or son of God. It's time to Live Like One.

Last night we sang, we laughed, we talked and we got wet. It's was a wonderful evening and one that taught me that by dying with Christ and rising with Christ, I can now shine with Christ to a world that needs me.

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