In the Gospel after Jesus was baptized, John testified saying, “I saw the Spirit come down like a dove…and remain upon him.” John did not know Jesus before the baptism but once he saw him and the presence of the Spirit – he knew and then he testified. We testify to Jesus’ identity by being faithful to the ordinary things in life. This is not a one time event but rather a continuous process of growth and understanding of who Jesus is and how to live our life by doing God’s will. As you place your gift to the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in the collection basket, know that you are a sign of God’s Spirit of love to those who are suffering.
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