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January 10, Baptism of Jesus

It seems that there was once a Sunday School class, and the teacher decided to have the children learn the Apostle’s Creed, which we read whenever we celebrate the Eucharist. She decided that it was too long for them to memorize the whole thing, so she assigned parts to different children. The big day came, when the children were going to present the entire prayer for the congregation to hear. All was going well. The first child said, “I believe in God, the Father almighty, creator of heaven and earth.” The second child said, “I believe in Jesus Christ, God’s only Son, our Lord, who was conceived by the Holy Spirit, born of the Virgin Mary, suffered under Pontius Pilate, was crucified, died, and was buried.” The third child said, “He descended to the dead. On the third day he rose again; he ascended into heaven.” The fourth child said, “He is seated at the right hand of the Father, and he will come to judge the living and the dead.” Then there was silence. The children looked at each other, but no one seemed willing to speak. Finally one little girl said, “The boy who believes in the Holy Spirit isn’t here today.” Continue reading ‘January 10, Baptism of Jesus’

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