today's Mass readings (infant baptism / killing for God?)

Mon (5-18)

Acts 16:11-15

We set sail from Troas, making a straight run for Samothrace, and on the next day to Neapolis, and from there to Philippi, a leading city in that district of Macedonia and a Roman colony. We spent some time in that city. On the Sabbath we went outside the city gate along the river where we thought there would be a place of prayer. We sat and spoke with the women who had gathered there. One of them, a woman named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth, from the city of Thyatirea, a worshiper of God, listened, ***and the Lord opened her heart to pay attention to what Paul was saying. ***After she and her household had been baptized, she offered us an invitation , “If you consider me a believer in the Lord, come and stay at my home,” and she prevailed on us.

Ps 149:**

The Lord takes delight in his people…

St. Jn 15:26-16:4:

Jesus said to his disciples: When the Advocate comes whom I will send you from the Father, the Spirit of truth who proceeds from the Father, he will testify to me. And you also testify, because you have been with me from the beginning. I have told you this so that you may not fall away. They will expel you from the synagogues; in fact, the hour is coming when everyone who kills you will think he is offering worship to God. They will do this because they have not known either the Father or me. I have told you this so that when the hour comes you may remember that I told you.”

*The first passage supports the notion that babies and children were baptized in the early Church, since it says the "household” was baptized, which could have included children. It certainly does not refute the practice of infant baptism.

The 2nd psg: So far, the only ones i know who kill in the name of God are Muslims… (yes, i know: not all of them… Whatever…)*

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