The Luminous Mysteries
The Baptism of Jesus
Virtue to pray for – To live out my baptismal promises
Jesus was sinless, and yet was baptized (which removes original sin) with water in the presence of the Holy Spirit in order to sanctify the rite for us, for all time. Our Father said “This is my beloved Son, in whom I AM well pleased”. Do we honor our baptismal promises at ALL times, so that Jesus can utter the same words about us? Do we realize that God, the Spirit, and water were also present in the creation of the world in Genesis 1, and that Baptism creates a new person out of the old?