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The Gift of Baptism

posted Jan 9, 2010, 2:01 PM by Barb Holtz   [ updated Jan 12, 2010, 6:59 PM by James Christensen ]
The Gift of Baptism
“But Peter said to him,
'May your silver perish with you,
because you thought
you could obtain God's gift with money!'”
-- Acts 8:20
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Baptism of Christ - Fra Angelico
A painter of the Umbrian school
Designed upon a gesso ground
The nimbus of the Baptized God.
The wilderness is cracked and browned

But through the water pale and thin
Still shine the unoffending feet
And there above the painter set
The Father and the Paraclete.

-- T.S.Eliot,
"Mr. Eliot's Sunday Morning Service"
Barb Holtz,
Jan 9, 2010, 2:02 PM