- We become adopted children of God our Father. We
Become the Church, the royal and priestly people of God.
We are called to be holy, to live blameless lives, to give God glory, to offer our worship to the Father, through Jesus Christ, in the Holy Spirit.
- ▪We become sisters and brothers of Jesus and of one
Another. By Baptism, we share in His death and Resurrection:
With Jesus we die to sin and with Him we rise to new life for God. Jesus is the vine, we are His living branches. He is the Good Shepherd and we are the flock for which He died. We are members of the Body of Christ and he is our head.
- We become temples of God’s Spirit. The Holy Spirit gives us light and guidance. We are called to be holy people, men and women of prayer and love. We are sent by God to build up the kingdom by our daily living, by helping and serving others in love.
God is with us: God has chosen to live in our hearts through the life of grace poured out in us! Jesus tells us that the Father comes and lives in all who love God. Jesus is always with us. We are temples of the Spirit. Our God is not distant and remote, but close to us.
Our spiritual life: Baptism is the basis of our spiritual life. In baptism we are called to live for God and each day we try to keep our baptismal promises to die to sin and live for God. We might pause occasionally, even daily, to examine our conscience and ask how well we live up to these promises, how well we co-operate with God’s life at work in us.
When we are baptised, God does many things for us: