Contributed by David Roth on Jan 19, 2015
Baptism of Christ - Epiphany 1 (B). The act of baptism was already part of Jewish worship and culture, but it brought only ritual purification. By His baptism Christ united Himself to baptism, so that in and through baptism we would be united with Him.
May the words of my mouth, and the meditations of our hearts, be acceptable in Thy sight,
O Lord, our Rock and our Redeemer. Amen.
In Advent we heard of John the Baptist. How he was in the Judean wilderness outside of Jerusalem, and that he was