The Baptism of the Lord : Sunday 9th January, 2022

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DGeMs- Daily Gospel eMessage

Dear Friend in the Lord,

Mission – Faith: In today’s Gospel, John the Baptist proclaimed openly that Jesus is the Messiah.  This is further divinely revealed at Jesus’ Baptism, when God our Father from heaven proclaimed, “You are My Son, the Beloved, My favour rests on You.”  Is our faith in Jesus deep or still superficial and secular?

Fr Philip Heng, S.J.

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

A feeling of expectancy had grown among the people, who were beginning to think that John might be the Christ, so John declared before them all, ‘I baptise you with water, but someone is coming, someone who is more powerful than I am, and I am not fit to undo the strap of his sandals; he will baptise you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

     Now when all the people had been baptised and while Jesus after his own baptism was at prayer, heaven opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily shape, like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, ‘You are my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on you.’