Sunday, January 8, 2023
The readings for the Feast of the Baptism of Our Lord for Year A give us reason to think about our own baptisms. The first reading (Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7) speaks of our savior. The psalm (Psalm 29:1-2, 3-4, 3, 9-10) declares “The Lord will bless his people with peace.” The second reading (Acts 10:34-38) points out that Jesus Christ was baptized for the sake of our own salvation. In the gospel (Matthew 3:13-17) recounts how Jesus was baptized in the Jordan by John the Baptist.
Do we take our own baptisms for granted? Have we really thought about what this sacrament means in our lives? Here are some ideas for this week: