January 13, 2019

Sunday, January 13, 2019

The Baptism of the Lord
Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
 
What did John mean when he said to the people, “one mightier than I is coming. I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire”? 

 
Question by Saint Andrew School Students, Mrs. Stickley’s class, 2B
 
What was the main theme of the homily shared at Mass this weekend? 
 
Gospel                  Luke 3:15-16, 21-22
 
The people were filled with expectation,
and all were asking in their hearts
whether John might be the Christ.
John answered them all, saying, 
“I am baptizing you with water,
but one mightier than I is coming.
I am not worthy to loosen the thongs of his sandals.
He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.”

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.”