Monday, January 9, 2012
Baptism of the Lord: "This is My Beloved Son...
...My favor rests on Him." (Matthew 3:13-17) The waters of Haditha Dam in Iraq are a crushing power that might strike fear in the heart of man. But in Christ the abundant waters of baptism become for we who are faithful instead the source of Life eternal.
The Father reveals for us that Christ is His Son: "Here is my Servant whom I uphold, my Chosen One in whom My soul delights". (Isaiah 42) Thus we follow in trust the voice of the Lord our Shepherd in the truth sounding in His Church for the salvation of the world.
Meeting Christ in the Liturgy offers a reflection for the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.