30 Ways to Obtain a Baptism of Desire

[1] explicit desire for the Sacrament of Baptism

implicit desire for the Sacrament of Baptism, in the form of:

[1] love of God
[2] love of neighbor (which always includes love of God, at least implicitly)

[3] explicit perfect contrition (sorrow for sin out of love for God)
[4] implicit perfect contrition (sorrow for sin out of love for neighbor)

[5] explicit faith in God (as when Abraham was justified by faith)
[6] implicit faith in God
[7] true spiritual hope

Any of the Beatitudes, done in full cooperation with grace:
[1] poverty of spirit (self-denial in cooperation with grace)
[2] meekness (an expression of humility)
[3] mourning (out of love of neighbor)
[4] hunger and thirst for justice (out of love of neighbor)
[5] mercy toward others
[6] peacemaking
[7] enduring persecution for the sake of justice
[8] enduring persecution for the sake of Christ (explicitly or implicitly)

Any of the corporal works of mercy, done in full cooperation with grace:
[1] feed the hungry
[2] give drink to the thirsty
[3] shelter the homeless
[4] clothe the naked
[5] visit the sick
[6] visit prisoners
[7] bury the dead

Any of the spiritual works of mercy, done in full cooperation with grace:
[1] teach the ignorant
[2] counsel the doubtful
[3] correct sinners
[4] forbear wrongs patiently
[5] forgive offenses
[6] comfort the afflicted
[7] pray for the living and the dead

For more on the baptism of desire, see my book:
Forgiveness and Salvation for Everyone

by
Ronald L. Conte Jr.
Roman Catholic theologian and translator of the Catholic Public Domain Version of the Bible.

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