Where 2 or 3 Are Gathered: Home EditionJanuary 11th, 2013
January 13: The Baptism of the Lord
Gospel: Luke 3: 15-16, 21-22
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 Spirit and 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.”
In the Gospel, Jesus was publicly affirmed by his Father: “You are my beloved son, with You I am well pleased.” What are ways we can affirm rather than criticize each other? Talk about it and try it this week.
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