Today we hear the Evangelist Luke’s account of the moment when Jesus comes to the River Jordan and is baptized by His cousin, John. I often ask in my homily at Baptisms a question that is not answered completely by the Scripture, why did Jesus choose to be baptized?
For many of us, Baptism was a choice our parents made for us, and we do not remember the moment of our Baptism. Almost certainly it was not as dramatic as Jesus’s in the River Jordan! However, the words of our Heavenly Father to us were the same, “You are my beloved child.” Isn’t that what we all long to here? I see you, I love you, I value you, you are mine.
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