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Sr Mary M. McGlone often authors reflections on the readings for NCR. In her column for this week she wrote, ‘For the Colossians as for Cornelius, the experience of the risen Christ and the grace of the Spirit was like the experience of the first disciples who accepted the call to follow Jesus wherever he would lead. Although it may have begun with an overwhelming experience of faith and hope, it became real over the course of a lifelong series of moments of insight followed by questions, temptations, failures and recommitments.’ I found that incredibly reassuring. As I do the opportunity the church gives us every Easter to renew our baptismal promises. The Priest wraps up the renewal of our baptismal commitment with a prayer that ends with, ‘May he also keep us faithful to our Lord Jesus Christ for ever and ever.’ Amen

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