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The Baptism of the Lord

Taking the Gospel to Prayer

The angels announced the Messiah to the Shepherds, the star announced Him to the Magi, and, today, the Father announces "You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.” This is also the text that reminds us that John's baptisms were a sign of cleansing but Jesus would do more. Jesus would give us the Holy Spirit.

Jesus did not need to be baptized by John. But by doing so, He gave us an example to follow. Can we share in His humility? Can we come to Reconciliation and admit our failings?