Sunday 13 January 2019

About Today Readings

Baptism of The Lord.
Isaiah 40:1-5, 9-11. Psalm 103(102):1-4, 24-25, 27-30. Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7. Luke 3:15-16, 21-22.

O bless the Lord, my soul – Psalm 103(102):1-4, 24-25, 27-30.

‘You are my beloved son; with you I am well pleased.’

How amazing must it have been to see the heavens open, to see the Holy Spirit descend, and to hear the voice of God announcing his pleasure in his son. At the very beginning of Jesus’ public ministry the Father was encouraging and equipping him for his mission.

We also have the Father cheering us on and the Spirit empowering us. Human though we are, we too can hear God speak to us through the Holy Spirit, both in the word of God and in the quiet of our hearts. Let us hear those powerful words addressed now to us: ‘You are my beloved … with you I am well pleased’.

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