Jesus’s baptism is the oldest holiday in the church calendar, and in some ways, the celebration of Jesus’ baptism is the most sacred holiday we have, -besides Easter. This is the day Jesus showed by his deeds his intent to suffer with us, to sanctify all our lives by living as we ought. He was baptized, not out of any necessity, but to institute the sacraments, the keys to eternity.
Our own Baptisms mark the beginning of our ministry and our kinship with the Son of God. By them God adopts us his own. So we gather this Sunday to remember we are God’s, and that we gather around Christ’s table as his sisters and brothers.
See you Sunday!