The Baptism of Jesus

Chapter Talks

When Jesus descends into the baptismal waters there is an encounter.

What prompted Jesus to go to John and to be baptized?  What was in his heart as he descended into the waters of baptism?  What was his desire?  What was his longing?

Can we say that as he entered the waters of baptism, his heart was wide open in faith?  That he surrendered everything to hear, and to offer his life to his Abba?  An encounter indeed happened.  We know this because as Jesus comes out of the waters, he is praying.  Then, the Spirit descends upon him and a voice from the heavens, the voice of God confirms and proclaims: ‘You are my beloved Son; with you I am well-pleased’.


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"This is my Son, the Beloved"

Chapter Talks

Jesus descends into the waters of baptism: this descent, this surrender to the will of his Abba, this immense turning of his whole being towards his Abba, towards giving himself over entirely to God, releases the even more immense power of Love, a Love that unites Father to Son, a Love that will never leave Jesus and will become his sustaining Source throughout his whole ministry, his death and Resurrection.


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The Baptism of the Lord

Lectio Divina
Readings of the day: RB 1:1-5 ‘The Kinds of Monks’Mass: Isaiah 42:1-4 6-7 or Isaiah 55:1-11 or Acts 10:34-38 or 1 John 5:1-9; Resp. Psalm 29 or Isaiah 12; Mark 1:7-11

God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power.He went about doing good and healing all those oppressed by the devil,
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