The Word Among Us

June 2007 Issue

“The Impossible Became Possible”

Through baptism, we can become a new creation.

Every Sunday at Mass, when we recite the Profession of Faith, we all proclaim with one voice that we "acknowledge one baptism for the forgiveness of sin." As with so many other parts of the creed, this one sentence tells a whole story about God’s goodness, our need, and the amazing salvation Jesus has won for us. It may sound at first like an exaggeration to proclaim that "one baptism" can bring about the forgiveness of all of our sins, but the Catechism confirms the sense of this prayer:

By Baptism all sins are forgiven, original sin and all personal sins, as well as all punishment for sin. In those who have been reborn...


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