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PRAYER / Lenten Reflection 2005

Holy Saturday, March 26, 2005

With seven "first" readings, we single out Paul. In Romans he spells out a theology of baptism, which is what this holy vigil is all about. Baptism is meant to be a burial, and a rebirth. This was so evident in the early churchís plunging the new converts deep into the water, then clothing their nakedness with a white garment. Coming up, rising from the waters of death, we too know sin has died in us, we are set free from slavery to sin. United with Jesus in death, we are united now (not only later) in life, an abundance of life.

What was sin in your past? How are you dead to sin? How have you been transformed over the years as you have grown in union with Christ? What slaveries still exist in your life? Ask for a share in Christís new freedom.

Thank you for blazing a trail for us, Christ our pioneer, through all the dyings of our life, the great losses and the daily dyings. Help us to feel "alive to God".

Contributor: Sister Rea McDonnell

Last updated: Friday, 18 March, 2005 10:57 PM

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