Reflection by Ruah
“This is My Beloved Son with Whom I AM well pleased!
The Gospel makes us aware of many things. Jesus comes to the Jordan to be baptized. He was /IS the sinless One. He didn’t need Baptism. This baptism was the solemn step to show that Jesus was beginning His Public Ministry to bring us to salvation.
This was His way of bringing us to embrace discipleship with Jesus. When the Father says: “This is My Beloved Son” He is saying we are ALL His Beloved in whom He is pleased! The Father uses the words: I AM well pleased–He intentionally tells us Jesus is His Son so that we all His Children (together with Jesus)…We are called today to begin our public ministry…ARE WE READY?
Are we ready to invite some to come back to the Catholic Church? Are we ready to lead by example? Are we ready to act out our Baptismal Promises? Put some time aside to consider what we have been called to do .. It may not be a big “stand on the corner” activity of invitation, maybe just a word or two about the positive experiences we have had.