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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD (A)Sunday, January 8, 2017

posted 8 Jan 2017, 15:41 by Patricia Stafford   [ updated 8 Jan 2017, 15:41 ]
Image result for baptism of the lord Fra AngelicoThe baptism of Jesus in the Jordan
Matthew 3:13-17
Then Jesus appeared: he came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptised by John. 14 John tried to dissuade him, with the words, 'It is I who need baptism from you, and yet you come to me!' 15 But Jesus replied, 'Leave it like this for the time being; it is fitting that we should, in this way, do all that uprightness demands.' Then John gave in to him. 16 And when Jesus had been baptised he at once came up from the water, and suddenly the heavens opened and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming down on him. 17 And suddenly there was a voice from heaven, 'This is my Son, the Beloved; my favour rests on him.'
3. A moment of silent prayer
so that the Word of God may penetrate our hearts and enlighten our lives.