Wednesday, January 06, 2010

Why did Jesus have to be Baptised?

Next Sunday is the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus Christ. This ends the Christmas Season offically.

Dr. Marcellino D'Ambrosio has a great post on 'Why Jesus needed to be Baptised'

The Baptism of the Lord and the Scrament of Confirmation

At first glance, the scene makes little sense. John’s strident call to repentance provokes an overwhelming response. People of all shapes and sizes flock to him in the wilderness. They are baptized in the Jordan as a sign of repentance and cleansing.

Suddenly, out of the crowd steps John’s cousin Jesus. Wait a minute. What’s Jesus, the sinless one, doing in a crowd of repenting sinners? What’s he doing coming forward to be baptized by John, who is by his own admission, is inferior to his cousin?


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