The Thoughts of a Frumpy Professor

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Sunday, January 09, 2011

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Thoughts on Spirituality for Today




"Then He came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying, "I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?" He said to him in reply, "Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfill all righteousness." Then he allowed him. After He was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened (for him), and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove (and) coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

This was the Roman Catholic Gospel for today that I heard at mass. For me, the major idea I have gleaned from this reading is that I need to be a) more of a servant to others, b) I need to be less demanding of others, and c) that I need to focus less upon myself, and my own wants, needs, hopes, and aspirations, and instead focus upon how I can become a better person by working hard to help others and try in as many ways as I can to try to make this world a better place.

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