“Water is not only a symbol of life, it is the sine qua non of biological life. Christ’s baptism in water was a prefiguring of his life-giving death, burial, and resurrection. The Suffering One was also, in effect, cleansing and healing the whole of creation by his baptism in the Jordan River. The water of our own baptisms was and is fundamentally different because of his being baptized. Our healing begins with baptism in which we enter a new life in Christ. ‘Do you not know that all of us who have been baptized into Christ were baptized into his death? We were buried therefore with him by baptism into death, so that as Christ was raised from the dead by the glory of the Father, we too might walk in newness of life.’ ” (Daniel B. Hinshaw, M.D., Suffering and the Nature of Healing, pg. 243)
Books by Fr. Ted
- Fr. Ted added 'Paradoxes in Mathematics'
- Fr. Ted added 'Picturing Paul in Empire: Imperial Image, Text and Persuasion in Colossians, Ephesians and the Pastoral Epistles'
- Fr. Ted is currently reading 'EOB: The Eastern Greek Orthodox New Testament: Based on the Patriarchal Text of 1904 with extensive variants'
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