Saturday, February 11, 2012

Baptism

(a meditation on the First Luminous Mystery, in the manner of Caryll Houselander)


Lord Jesus Christ,
    you sanctified the waters
    of the Jordan
by entering into them
    to receive the baptism
    of John.


You plunged yourself
    into our humanity,
    taking the form of a slave.


You consented to be numbered
    among the sinners
that we might be numbered
    among the saints.


And still your Father's voice
    echoes from the heavens:
"This is my beloved Son;
    listen to Him."