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Gospel for the Baptism of the Lord Year C

Luke 3:15-16, 21-22

Summary: The people wondered if John was the Christ. John said he wasn't and spoke of someone greater. Jesus was baptized, and the Holy Spirit came down like a dove. A voice from heaven declared Jesus as God's beloved Son.

Jesus is Baptized

The people were filled with expectation, and all were asking in their hearts whether John might be the Christ.

John answered them all, saying, “I am baptizing you with water, but one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spiritand fire.”

After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven,
“You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”

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