January 10, 2016
A Memorable Day
We all want to be recognized for who we really are. Today’s gospel reading describes that memorable day when Jesus had the joy of being recognized by John the Baptist and approved by God as “God’s beloved Son.” Although Jesus did not need to be baptized (since he was without sin), he wanted to identify himself as closely as possible with God’s people.
Take a few minutes today to be thankful for your Baptism. Ask Jesus to help you recognize yourself more deeply as a beloved daughter or son of God.
This Gospel reflection on Luke 3: 15-22 is from Sadlier Publishing. Visit their site for other reflections and questions on each Sunday’s readings.
Visit Encountering the Word with Jeff Cavins for a short video on the Baptism of the Lord.