The Baptism of Jesus

June 20, 2011  — 

God tears open the heavens and calls Jesus His Beloved Son in whom he is well pleased. He authenticates him this way and expresses his pleasure, not because of what Jesus has done (at this point, he hadn’t really done anything) but because of who he is. Likewise in our lives, we tend to be named by what we do, what others think of us, what we say about ourselves, or even our failures, but Christ comes so that we can be named Son or Daughter, not because we earned those titles, but because we cannot earn them.

Scripture: Mark 1: 2-12