Called to Singlemindedness

This article was written by a member of the SheKnows Community. It has not been edited, vetted or reviewed by our editorial staff, and any opinions expressed herein are the writer’s own.

Lk. 12: 49-53

"There is a baptism I still must receive. ." We think of nothing but the sacrament of baptism when we hear this word--but the word "to baptize" means to immerse--to immerse in suffeing.  Jesus plunged to the very depths of suffering--he forgave the poor who were destroying his body and found life.  Many people will say that "We concede the valdity of spiritual living, but we are not prepared to pay the price." I have been criticized for being "single minded," and I have come to understand that being singleminded for me is to embrace the suffering of the people around me--without flinching--that is the baptism to which I am called. Deo Gratias! Thanks be to God!

More from parenting

Parenting
by Jen Chesak | in 3 hours
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | a day ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Gwendolyn Beetham | 2 days ago
Parenting
by Claire Gillespie | 4 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 6 days ago
Parenting
by Jennifer Mattern | 6 days ago
Parenting
by Lindsey Hunter Lopez | 7 days ago
Parenting
by Claire Gillespie | 7 days ago
Parenting
by Michelle Maffei | 8 days ago