Sunday, January 13

Gospel for the Feast of the Baptism of Jesus—Luke 3:15-16, 21-22


“The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ.  John answered them all, saying, ‘I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming.  I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals.  He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.’

After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove.  And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my beloved Son’ with you I am well pleased.’”

  • Recall that you have been baptized with water and in the same Spirit of Jesus.
  • Spend a moment reflecting on what that means to you.
  • Move into your day in the awareness that God’s Spirit is in you.

Heritage word—“When you have free moments, go faithfully to prayer. The good God is waiting for you there.”

(St. Julie Billiart, Spiritual Mother of the Sisters of Notre Dame)

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