Reflection – Baptism of the Lord’s Gospel

As the baptized Jesus emerges from the waters of the Jordan, God’s voice declares:  “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased,” revealing his true essence and identity.

This is a remarkable reminder of the importance of our Baptism as the sacrament that declares our identity as members of the Body of Christ. Just as God declares the baptized Jesus as his Son, in Baptism we become sons and daughters of God in Jesus Christ, and the Spirit of God descends to strengthen us in our Christian mission of love and service.

Liturgy Training Publications, 1-6-13

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