Saturday 19th April – Holy Saturday
Reflection: Romans 6: 3-11
NEWNESS OF LIFE
The worst form of bondage that man can ever be in is the bondage to sin. Christ, through His death and resurrection has set us free from such bondage. As baptised Christians, we are to consider ourselves as having died with Christ believing that we will also live with Him (Romans 6:8). Dying with Christ involves dying to our human selfishness and embracing the life of holiness Christ has died to give us.
Hence, by becoming one with Christ, our old being has been put to death with Christ on the cross and we are no longer slaves to sin (Romans 6:6). Beloved, how well have you lived out the promises you made at Baptism? If you were baptised as an infant, you have had the privilege of renewing your baptismal promises every time you have witnessed a baptism and on Easter vigil each year.
As we celebrate this night the resurrection of our Lord and as we welcome new members to the Church in Baptism, let us renew with all our hearts our commitment to live in newness of life and ask for God’s grace to help us in our journey of faith.
Prayer: Heavenly father, righteousness is a sweet experience that comes with total peace of mind. I desire to be righteous and holy all my life. Please fill me with the enabling grace. Amen.
KNOW YOUR FAITH: YOUCAT 200 – What happens in Baptism?
In Baptism we become members of the Body of Christ, sisters and brothers of our Redeemer, and children of God. We are freed from sin, snatched from death, and destined from then on for a life in the joy of the redeemed.
HIDE A TREASURE: “We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life” Romans 6:4RSV-CE
Readings for today: Romans 6:3-11; Psalm 118: 1-2, 15-17, 22-23; Matthew 28: 1-10.