January 11, 2020

Baptism of the Lord (January 12, 2020)

The Mission of the Son of God, Our Mission

Jesus came to be baptized by John, even know he had no need for it.  It was for us that the “beloved Son” of God came to be with us, so that we, sinners, might become children of God. 

By now, most of the Christmas lights and decorations have been taken down, Nativity scenes put back in storage.  How do we know that the Savior who came to us sinners remains with us?  And what do we do to help people who do not know Jesus to experience his presence?

Jesus empowers us to continue his mission, the mission announced by Isaiah (First Reading):  “I have grasped you by the hand; I formed you, and set you as a covenant of the people, 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.”  

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