Every year, on the 28th of January, The Catholic Church celebrates the Feast of Saint Thomas Aquinas. Italian Dominican friar and priest, philosopher, theologian, jurist, and Doctor of the Church, St. Thomas Aquinas is best known today for his influential writings such as the “Summa Theologica”.
He is the Dominican order’s greatest glory. He taught philosophy and theology with such genius that he is considered one of the leading Christian thinkers. His innocence, on a par with his genius, earned for him the title of “Angelic Doctor.”
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The apostle Paul warns us that, in this life, we are in a constant spiritual battle against evil and the enemy’s forces (Ephesians 6:12). Sometimes, the spiritual battles can get difficult. I want to share this short list of 7 truths that you should remind yourself when you feel overwhelmed fighting the good fight:
God is good (Luke 18:19)
His grace is sufficient (2 Corinthians 12:9)
You are a child of God (Galatians 4:7)
You don’t have to be afraid (Philippians 4:6)
He is able (Ephesians 3:20)
You are a new creation in Christ (2 Corinthians 5:17)
It’s 2020, a brand new year that needs a word to define it in our lives. Luckily, there’s a Christian quiz for that. I just randomly found it on the internet and I invite you to take it and share your result in the comments section below.
On January 6, the Feast of the Holy Epiphany is celebrated by the Orthodox Church. It is the commemoration of the Baptism of Jesus Christ in the River Jordan by John the Baptist, and the divine revelation of the Holy Trinity.
At the Baptism of Christ, all three Persons of the Holy Trinity — Father, Son, and Holy Spirit — were made manifest. Thus, the name of the Feast is “Epiphany”, meaning manifestation, or “Theophany”, meaning manifestation of God.
John the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus and the one chosen by God to
proclaim His coming, was preaching in the wilderness and was baptizing
all who would respond to his message calling for repentance. As he was
doing this, John was directing the people toward the one who would
baptize them with the Holy Spirit (Matthew 3:11).
The Scriptures tell us that Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. Initially, not feeling worthy of baptizing The Son Of God, John told Jesus that Jesus should baptize him. Jesus said to John, “Let it be so now; for it is proper for us in this way to fulfill all righteousness” (3:15). John consented and baptized Jesus.
When Jesus came up from the water, the heavens opened, and The Holy Spirit descended upon Him. The Bible records that the Spirit descended like a dove and alighted on him. When this happened, a voice came from heaven and said, “This is my Son, the Beloved, with whom I am well pleased”. This was the voice of God the Father.
Check out the following sites to find out more info about The Feast of the Holy Epiphany:
May God bring all of us a blessed New Year! Happy 2020 to everyone! I don’t have any resolutions for 2020 other than to work on my relationship with God as much as it’s in my power, and to remain alive.
Having nothing else to add to this post, I leave you with this New Year’s selfie: