Baptism of the Lord Jesus

  FRIENDS and SERVANTS of the WORD Sunday January 13, 2019 FEAST OF THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD  WORD of the DAY  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”.    (Luke  3: 21-22)   How shall I live this Word? After being baptized by John, Jesus came out of the waters of the Jordan, and pauses in prayer. In the silence that allows Him to reconnect to the Father, the Father Himself intervenes, breaking a silence that lasted over many centuries and making Himself present to the world, to announce that the Messiah has arrived, a new era opens up.  Even the Holy Spirit manifests Himself in this scene, transforming it into a trinitarian revelation. The Spirit here is in the form of a dove, evoking an ancient testament image that narrated the harmony restored after the universal flood. The words addressed from heaven to Jesus are from Psalm 2: 7, “You are my son, today I have...