Baptism of the Lord : Monday 9th January, 2023

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Baptism of Jesus: In today’s Gospel, Jesus’ Baptism instituted the Sacrament of Baptism.  Those who are Baptised in the Trinity, are transformed into “God’s sons and daughters.”  Ponder on, “Jesus offers us a Sacramental means to embrace and live the Good News of Salvation. This divine gift of faith is our most precious gift on earth.”

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Matthew 3:13-17

Jesus came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. John tried to dissuade him, with the words, ‘It is I who need baptism from you, and yet you come to me!’ But Jesus replied, ‘Leave it like this for the time being; it is fitting that we should, in this way, do all that uprightness demands.’ Then John gave in to him.

And when Jesus had been baptised he at once came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. And suddenly there was a voice from heaven, ‘This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.’