Baptism of the Lord: Baptized and Beloved | One-Minute Homily

What is God saying to you? Fr. Matt Stewart, SJ, reflects on the Baptism of Jesus and the message given to both Jesus and us. Based on the readings for Sunday, January 10, 2021.

Ever wonder what God thinks about you? Today we all get an answer. 

I’m Father Matt Stewart, and this is my One-Minute Homily.

At his baptism, Jesus hears “You are my beloved Son, with you I am well pleased” as he comes up out of the Jordan River. The privileged relationship that the Father and the Son have allows Jesus to hear these words with such clarity. 

Each of us is loved into existence by God, and sustained at every moment of our lives by God’s love and by the love of our family and friends. So these words aren’t only spoken to Jesus, but to you and me.

I admit that I’m not always paying attention, or just can’t hear these words with the same clarity that Jesus does. But that doesn’t change the reality of God’s undying and all-powerful love for each one of us. 

In today’s feast we are assured that God looks into our eyes and in no uncertain terms says, “You are my beloved child. With you I am well pleased.”

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