St. Jerome's Catholic Church
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THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD
Christmas time ends and we head into Ordinary Time with the celebration of the Baptism of the Lord. Today’s solemnity makes us pause and reflect very seriously on our human condition. The Son of God took our mortal Nature, our faults, as people lined up to be baptized by John the Baptist, as he himself was among them, Jesus receives the fullness of Baptism by being baptized in the Holy Spirit and fire.
The Baptism of Christ is one of the most significant events in the Biblical language and it is here in this Sacrament that God manifests his most fully and profound matter of Father, Son and Holy Spirit. With the Solemnity of the Baptism of the Lord we can say they the theophany accumulates after the revelation to the shepherds on Christmas night.
Brothers and sisters, as well as those who gathered to receive the
Baptism of John, so are we led to the sources of “living water” to be transformed into new and renewed creatures by Christ in Baptism. Christ allows us to hear the voice of the Father, “This is my beloved Son.” We are all sons and daughters of a God who loves us and redeems us with the Baptism of Blood on the Cross.
Fr. Adrian Vazquez