What are some of the biggest moments of your life? For God, it was your baptism. Fr. Joe Laramie, SJ, reflects on the Baptism of the Lord and the moment when we were brought into the family of God. Based on the readings for January 12, 2020.
Top 10 lists are everywhere. The top 10 quarterbacks. Top 10 movies. How about your spiritual Top 10?
Hi, I’m Fr Joe Laramie, and this is my One-Minute Homily.
Recall a few moments when you felt close to God. These are moments when we felt peace, grace, and life from the Lord. It could be a family vacation, your wedding day, or a great retreat.
Let’s go a bit deeper. What about your Top 10 moments from God’s point of view?
One of those could be your baptism. Imagine the scene, with your godparents, grandparents, and friends. A priest or minister poured water and baptized you in the Name of the Father and Son and Holy Spirit. This was the day, and the moment, when you became part of the Family of God, as Christ washed away your sins and drew you to himself.
When Jesus is baptized in the Jordan, the Father cries out, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” God is pleased to draw us into His family in the sacrament of Baptism.