Homily For Sunday: The Feast Of The Baptism Of The Lord

Homily For Sunday: The Feast Of The Baptism Of The Lord

Readings: Is 40:1-5,9-11; Tit 2:11-14, 3:4-7; Lk3:15-16,21-22.

God’s children through Christ

Happy Feast of the baptism of the Lord!

Today, is the first Sunday of Ordinary time in the church, and we celebrate the Feast of the Baptism of the Lord.

Church doctrine talks about the necessity if baptism for the salvation of human soul. This was made evident in the beginning of Jesus ministry when he accepted to receive baptism meant for sinners.

As we celebrate this feast, we thank God for giving us an opportunity to get regenerated and be called His sons.

Jesus had wanted to authenticate his mission by the baptism he received at the hands of John where a proclamation was heard from heaven that “this is my son with whom am well pleased”. The baptism reveals to all people present that Jesus is the son of God. By his baptism he calls all to conversion and regeneration through water and spirit into God’s children.

Christ baptism is both an example and call. He shows that we all have to be reborn in the spirit if we are to called children of God having fallen into sin through our first parents. He invites us all to be Gods own and the way to be for God is through baptism.

Today’s feast is therefore our call to become God’s children and which will make the heavens proclaim “You are my son with whom am well pleased.”

Blessed Sunday to all.