Baptism of the Lord

Jesus joins the people going out to John the Baptist in the gesture of repentance, not because there is sin in him, but in order to model for us the only authentic way to approach the Father.  He goes to the Baptist as a beggar because the Mystery is mercy.  Jesus surrenders to mercy by submitting himself to baptism in order to invite us to share in his relationship with the Father announced from the heavens.  The Lord Jesus lowers himself in his baptism and as Nothingness acknowledges his Father so that we will never hesitate to do the same.

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