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The Baptised are Adopted Children of God

I am writing again on BAPTISM.  I feel the Lord has placed it on my heart to write about the Baptised.  What do you personally think about being baptized? Does belonging to God Almighty excite you or have you drifted away from the Church.  Do you believe that God does have a plan and a purpose for you or do you feel that though you are baptized you do not have an obligation to go to church.  I have recently been talking to Catholics who have been baptized but who have drifted away from the Church and during that time have come across quite a lot of problems and confusion in their lives and are still in a dilemma.  The parents of these Catholics, took these children to church, when they were younger only to receive the Sacraments.  They failed to pray with their children and to take them to church on a regular basis.

Now these children have grown up and they do not have a relationship with God, their Creator and their Savior.  They do have many problems and are not able to cope with them. They are in a dilemma?  Many of these Catholics do not have a happy relationship with their parents, siblings and many are divorced or separated.  These individuals are not able to have a stable life.

Now, let us examine those children who come from Good Catholic homes and whose parents have taught these children well.  Took them to church, prayed with them at home and taught them to love God.  These parents sent their children to Catholic schools and now these children are adults, married and they do go to church on a regular basis and in turn are bringing up their children the way they were brought up.

So, my question is.   As practicing Catholics or Christians, how can we help those who have lost their way.  How can we help those who are groping in the dark.  We are not created to be selfish.  The Baptised are
Children of God and as Children of God, we should be more like Our Lord Jesus Christ who came into the world to help the helpless.  Do we have an eye to spot people who need our help.  Well, then, let us keep some time every week to visit the sick first in our own families and then the sick in hospitals, visit the elderly in your own family and see how we can be of help and assistance to them.  There are many in our own families who need help in some way or the other.  Can we be of assistance?

Some of us might be living in countries where there are many orphans and as married couples, maybe we could adopt a child and give them a home.  Give them love that they have been deprived of.  Hold them in your arms and tell them that you love them.  Maybe we as individuals could encourage families who can afford to adopt a child, to do so without any inhibitions.  Many people think it is below their dignity to adopt a child and to bring them up as their own.  I would like to remind you that God Our Father, adopted us and CALLED US HIS VERY OWN on the day of OUR BAPTISM.  Why can’t we do the same to poor little orphans WHO ARE SO ALONE IN THIS WORLD.  Every country has so many orphans.  COME ON PEOPLE, take one home and give them love and treat them as your very own.  Let us be grateful to God Our Father for adopting us and for CALLING US HIS VERY OWN.  He gave us His Son, Our Lord Jesus Christ to be Our Brother and Saviour.

 

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January 18, 2015 - Posted by | Adoption, Baptism/Children of God, Catholicism, Charismatic Renewal, Christianity, couples, Family, Friendship, married couples, Poor, Youth

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