Friday, February 26, 2016

Day 15: Friday: Like a birth or a resurrection

When I was in seminary I used to go sometimes to watch the Baptists down at the river. It was something to see the preacher lifting the one who was being baptized up out of the water and the water pouring off the garments and the hair. It did look like a birth or a resurrection.

When you were baptised, what did you die to? Into what were you born? What are you dying to now, and what are you being born into now? Pray for courage: to die to the things you must, and to live deeply into your calling.

Extra: To listen to ‘Down in the river to pray,’ click here.

Reading from Marilynne Robinson Gilead (London, Virago: 2004), 72.

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