This Sunday following the Epiphany the Church celebrates the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord. It is here we recall in a special way Jesus' baptism in the river Jordan by John the Baptist. In it we are also reminded of a great mystery revealed. God the Father reveals Jesus as his "beloved Son" and the Holy Spirit comes down from heaven in the form of a dove. Here, we reject Satan and all his empty promises. For my reflection, "Do you reject Satan?" please click on the image. Peace be with you! Thomas Disciple of Christ | Son of the Church
Through the cleansing waters of baptism Jesus heals our sinful nature and clothes us with his own Divine life, bringing us into the Kingdom of God. It is by imitating Our Lord in his Baptism that a person becomes a Christian, the first sacrament of initiation into the Church. The feast of the Baptism of the Lord marks the end of the Christmas season on the new liturgical calendar. For more about this day, please click on the image. Peace be with you!