“Baptism is for the captives the ransom price, the remission of debts, the death of sin, the regeneration of the soul, a shining garment, an unbreakable seal, the vehicle to heaven, the public agent of the Kindgdom, the gift of adoption.”
-St. Basil (330-379) Homiliae, 13, 5
The law of the LORD is perfect, refreshing the soul.
The decree of the LORD is trustworthy, giving wisdom to the simple.
Bless the LORD, all his creatures,
everywhere in his domain.
Bless the LORD, my soul!
Bless the LORD, my soul; and do not forget all his gifts,
– Psalm 103:2
Bless the LORD, my soul; all my being, bless his holy name! -Psalm 103:1
From St. Faustina’s diary, Notebook I, 388