The Baptism of the Lord

The Baptism of the Lord (from the liturgical calendar for the feast day). “Jesus is anointed with the Spirit and his power. He is proclaimed Messiah. He now goes about doing good, working the signs that make him known as the Servant of God. He is the one who brings good news to the poor and tells of salvation. Through our baptism each one of us is ordered to the life of Christ – Priest, Prophet and King — and the Father looks on us with favour”