Baptism of the Lord

Readings: Is 42: 1-4, 6-7 | Ps. 29: 1-4, 9-10 | Acts 10: 34-38 | Mk. 1: 7-11

Today we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord. All of the readings call us to the recognition that Jesus is the Lord of our lives. We are also called to rejoice in our own baptism, to claim the power of the Holy Spirit whom we received at our baptism, and to follow Christ in living the Good News.

Paul reminds us that Jesus, anointed with the Holy Spirit, went about doing good. We are called to go about doing good with and among the people we meet each day as well as those who are on the fringes and need our attention.

Isaiah echoes the Gospel’s words: “Here is my servant who I uphold, my chosen one with whom I am pleased.” Take time today to think about your own baptism and hear God say these words of Isaiah over you.

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