Wednesday, January 15, 2014
Renewing our baptism
As we begin the Ordinary Season, we encounter a young adult Jesus receiving baptism from St. John.
What an inspiring presence this Jesus was. The prophecies of Isaiah in the Old Testament is rightly fulfilled in him - not boisterous, bringer to justice, and is able "to open the eyes of the blind, free the captives, and bring people from the dark dungeon to light." (Is 42, 7)
Our adult Jesus is exactly as what Isaiah prophesied. And his inspiring presence inspires us to renew the gift of our baptism. Incorporated to God's family, we are obliged:
1. to be obedient to the Father just as Jesus did.
2. to do what is right and righteous just as Jesus did.
3. to be what is pleasing to the Father just as Jesus did.