This Sunday we celebrate the Baptism of the Lord which brings the Christmas Season to a close. On Monday we begin what is called Ordinary Time in the liturgical calendar which will last until Ash Wednesday when we begin the Season of Lent. Luke tells us that after Jesus had been baptised he was at prayer which is one of Luke’s major themes and a reminder, if we needed one, of the importance of prayer in our own lives. Luke also mentions the descent of the Spirit on Jesus, another of Luke’s major themes. It is the Spirit who will lead him into the wilderness and will be with Jesus throughout the whole of his ministry. This feast invites us to reflect on our own baptism during which we received the same Spirit who will inspire and guide us to live out our baptismal promises with passion, and who will remind us that we are the beloved sons and daughters of God.
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Go gently, Fr Bernard
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