WEEKLY THOUGHTS SUNDAY OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD JESUS JAN.10-21
Dear friends, last Sunday we celebrated the Sunday of the Epiphany of the Lord- when Jesus was revealed to the nation as the Light and Savior of the world to the three kings or wise men. Today, we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord which actually marks the beginning of his public ministry. It is also another Epiphany- the heavens are being open and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him. And the voice come from the heavens, “You are my beloved Son with whom I am well pleased.”
Many of us were baptized when young or babies. Jesus however came to John to be baptized as an adult. Jesus exhibited a sign of humility as he accepted John’s Baptism for he had no sins to confess before John.
The Holy Spirit marked the Baptism of Jesus as a unique identification mark to the followers of Jesus.
Let us recall these words at our Baptism when God the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ frees us from sin, gives us a new birth by water and the Holy Spirit and welcomes us into his holy people. He now anoints me with the chrism of salvation. As Christ was anointed Priest, Prophet and King.
Let us remember our share in these roles as we celebrate the Baptism of Jesus.
Let us also renew our Baptismal vows. Have a Blessed Week
Weekly thoughts from Father Michael and this week's Homily (posted after Sunday's mass)
Holy Infant Catholic Church