The Baptism of Our Lord

††††††††††††††††††††††††† by Dolores Fruth

 

This is my Son, the Father said

And I am pleased with Him.

He is baptized this very day,

He is my next of kin.

He now will have the Kingdomís keys

That open heavenís door,

And from now on He speaks for me.

He is a child no more.

He has my signature in hand,

The one that offers grace.

He deals with mercy and with love

As He serves in my place.

For now as mankindís C.E.O.

Heís ready to forgive

The ones whoíd take His life away

So you and I may live.

This day begins His ministry.

HE must no longer wait.

His mission is to guide our feet

On trails to Heavenís gate.

With our baptism we will join

The family of the Lord,

As hand in hand we walk with Him,

The Chairman of the Board!

 

 

WHAT IS EPIPHANY?

††††††††††††††† - Dolores Fruth

 

It is the wise men and their story,

Finding promise in God's glory.

It is the star that lights their way,

And shines within our hearts today

It is our journey once again

To introduce our Christ to men.

It is the gifts we gladly bring

In honor of the Child, our King.

May God's Epiphany shine through

As He gives grace to me and you.

 

 

12 Days of Christmas

(from a Translation by Dolores Fruth)

 

On the 1st day of Christmas our Father gave to me;

His Son to die on a tree.

On the 2nd day of Christmas our Father gave to me

2 Testaments and His Son to die on a tree.

On the 3rd day of Christmas, our Father gave to me

Faith, hope and love, 2 Testaments and His Son to die on a tree.

On the 4th day of Christmas our Father gave to me,

Four Gospel books, Faith, Hope and Love, 2 Testaments and His Son to die on a tree.

On the 5th day of Christmas our Father gave to me: 5 golden scrolls, 4 Gospel books,

faith, hope and love, 2 Testaments, and His son to die an a tree.

On the 6th day of Christmas our Father gave to me; 6 days created, 5 golden scrolls, 4 gospel books, faith, hope and love, 2 testaments, and His Son to die on a tree.

On the 7thday of Christmas our Father gave to me 7 sacraments, 6 days created, 5 golden scrolls, 4 Gospel books, faiih hope and love ,2 testaments and His Son to die on a tree.

On the 8th day of Christmas our Father gave to me;8 beatitudes ,7 sacraments, 6 days created, 5 golden scrolls, 4 gospel books, faith hope and love, 2 testaments and

His Son to die on a tree.

On the 9th day of Christmas our Father gave to me

9 Spirit Fruits, 8 beatitudes,7 sacraments, 6 days created, 5 golden scrolls,4 Gospel books, faith ,hope and love, 2 testaments and His Son to die on a tree.

On the 10th day of Christmas our Father gave to me: The 10 Commandments, 9 Spirit Fruits, 8 beatitudes, 7 sacraments, 6 days created, 5 golden scrolls , 4 gospel books, faith hope and love, 2 testaments and His Son to die on a tree.

On the 11th day of Christmas our Father gave to me

11 faithful disciples, the 10 commandments, 9 spirit fruits, 8 beatitudes, 7 sacraments. 6 days created. 5 golden scrolls, 4 gospel books, faith, hope and love, 2 testaments and His son to die on a tree.

On the 12th day of Christmas our Father gave to me

12 points of doctrine, 11 faithful disciples, the 10 commandments, 9 spirit fruits, 8 beatitudes, 7 sacraments, 6 days created,5 golden scrolls.,

4 gospel books, faith, hope and love, 2 testaments.

And His Son to save you and me.

 

 

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