January 12, 2019
Baptism of the Lord - C (January 13, 2019)
You Are My Beloved Child
At Jesus’ baptism, the Father confirmed Jesus God’s beloved son.
By becoming human, and by his cross and resurrection, Jesus shares this identity with all humanity. Peter professed this from the beginning of the Church. When Peter realized that God had called Cornelius, a gentile, Peter said to Cornelius, his relatives and friends, “In truth, I see that God shows no partiality. Rather, in every nation whoever fears him and acts uprightly is acceptable to him” (2nd reading).
God “has grasped” each of us “by the hand. God “formed” us and has given us a share in Jesus’ mission. Like Jesus, each child of God is “a light for the nations, to open the eyes of the blind, to bring out prisoners from confinement, and from the dungeon, those who live in darkness” (1st reading)
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