January 1001-10-2021David Lins
In this week’s Gospel, we once again read about the Baptism of Jesus.
“It happened in those days that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized in the Jordan by John.”
Here is what Benedict XVI has to say about it in Jesus of Nazareth:
“Looking at the events in the light of the Cross and Resurrection, the Christian people realized what happened: Jesus loaded the burden of all mankind’s guilt upon his shoulders; he bore it down into the depths of the Jordan. He inaugurated his public activity by stepping into the place of sinners. His inaugural gesture is an anticipation of the Cross… The Baptism is an acceptance of death for the sins of humanity, and the voice that calls out “This is my beloved Son” over the baptismal water is an anticipatory reference to the Resurrection. This explains why, in his own discourses, Jesus uses the word baptism to refer to his death.”READ MORE
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