ANNIVERSARY OF BAT KOL’S FOUNDING
8 JANUARY 2018
Monday, January 08, 2018, the Church celebrates the Baptism of Jesus. This is the day we celebrate the founding of the Bat Kol Institute, now in existence for 35 years.
Two aspects of Bat Kol Institute are specifically remembered on the day the Church celebrates the Baptism of Jesus. These are:
Our motto: “We will hear and we will do,” (Deut. 5.27).
Our name: “Bat Kol,” a Hebrew phrase for “Daughter of a Voice.”
According to the gospel reading of Mark 1, Jesus heard a Voice (a Bat Kol) that said, “You are my Son, the Beloved.”
The Bat Kol is a well know phrase in rabbinic literature. The Bat Kol is represented in Jewish and Christian art as both a dove and the hand of God, a dove that hovers and a hand that leads.
Today, let us remember that God speaks to each one of us in our innermost selves and through all the events of our lives. A special task for today might be to focus on hearing and listening to all the sounds around us.
May we close the day with: “My soul magnifies the Lord, and my spirit rejoices in God my Savior. “
A blessed and happy feast to each one.