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The mystery of the baptism!

The mystery of the baptism! Gospel of Sunday, January 13, 2019, Feast of the baptism of Jesus Dear brothers and sisters, the passage from the Gospel of Luke that we will listen next Sunday, January …More
The mystery of the baptism!
Gospel of Sunday, January 13, 2019, Feast of the baptism of Jesus

Dear brothers and sisters, the passage from the Gospel of Luke that we will listen next Sunday, January 13, which is about the Baptism of Jesus, reminds us, inter alia, one of the recurring difficulties made to Christians, over the centuries , which could be summarized with this question: why does that Jesus whom you claim to be, the Son of God, God in person accept, so to speak, to "mix" with the sinners and be baptized by John in the Jordan river? The same John, the parallel passage of the Gospel of Matthew tells, is confused and bewildered by the humility of Jesus: "I need to be baptized by you and you come to me?" The Church over the centuries has always understood better the reason of that humble condescension of Jesus expressed by these words of his: "Leave it for now, because it is fitting that we fulfill all righteousness" (Mt 3: 13-17)
To sum up, dear brothers and sisters, we could … More