The Water of Purity: (from Jesus & Mary: Finding our Sacred Centre)
As a non-Catholic some of this is maybe a little lost on me, but the final paragraph is more helpful:
The people of Israel were led through the Red Sea; Jesus was baptised in the Jordan; someone poured water on my head shortly after I was born. Blessed are the pure of heart; they shall see God.
Where do we go for our refreshment & to become pure?
The Baptism of Jesus: Mark 1:9-11
We don’t have the same supernatural experience … but our own .. ?! Maybe a little lost…
Prayer: Now this is where I really start to see something out of today:
Give us the grace to look for you among the crowds and the perseverance to find you even among the commotion. Keep out hearts and our attention fixed on you. Amen.
Christmas Action: Honour your own baptism…
Well, I think I was baptised as a child – so is it that, or the first personal decision (Billy Graham), or coming to an understanding of Grace (Oak Hall)… ?! Every step on the journey is important, right?
Dr Bex Lewis is passionate about helping people engage with the digital world in a positive way, where she has more than 20 years’ experience. She is Senior Lecturer in Digital Marketing at Manchester Metropolitan University and Visiting Research Fellow at St John’s College, Durham University, with a particular interest in digital culture, persuasion and attitudinal change, especially how this affects the third sector, including faith organisations, and, after her breast cancer diagnosis in 2017, has started to research social media and cancer. Trained as a mass communications historian, she has written the original history of the poster Keep Calm and Carry On: The Truth Behind the Poster (Imperial War Museum, 2017), drawing upon her PhD research. She is Director of social media consultancy Digital Fingerprint, and author of Raising Children in a Digital Age: Enjoying the Best, Avoiding the Worst (Lion Hudson, 2014) as well as a number of book chapters, and regularly judges digital awards. She has a strong media presence, with her expertise featured in a wide range of publications and programmes, including national, international and specialist TV, radio and press, and can be found all over social media, typically as @drbexl.