Feast of the Baptism of the Lord
Today marks the official end of the Christmas season and the beginning of Ordinary Time. As Jesus comes up from the water, God reveals that Jesus is his beloved Son. Because of the waters of Baptism, we share in the life that Jesus promised. We have a share in the Kingdom and are required to work that all people have peace, justice, and love. Today’s Readings: Isaiah 42:1–4, 6–7 or Isaiah 55:1–11; Psalm 29:1–2, 3–4, 3, 9–10 or Isaiah 12:2–3, 4bcd, 5–6; Acts 10:34–38 or 1 John 5:1–9; Mark 1:7–11.
© 2017 Liturgy Training Publications; 800-933-1800. Written by Timothy A. Johnston. Permission to publish granted by the Archdiocese of Chicago on February 23, 2017.