Sunday, 8 January 2006
Readings: Is 55: 1 - 11 / 1 Jn 5: 1-9 / Mark 1: 7 - 11
"Someone is following me, someone who is more powerful that I am, and I am not fit to kneel down and undo the strap of his sandals. I baptise you with water, but He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit."
The prophet has announced a servant filled with God's spirit. When Jesus was baptised, the Father recognizes him as his servant and his beloved Son. The Holy Spirit comes down upon him.
Grant that we may realize the depth of our own baptism. Taking the cue from Jesus, we should know what to do, what our mission is, now, after Christmas and the start of the new year. Share your prayers and reflections on the Christian's role in the world today.