Gospel Reflection for January 13, Baptism of the Lord: Jesus likes the company John the Baptist keeps, people who are seeking God and turning away from self-centered lives. When John baptizes Jesus, the Holy Spirit descends, anointing Jesus, and a voice identifies him as God’s Son. Both John and Jesus hear God’s call and blessing in this scene. By being true to God’s call in their lives, John and Jesus change the lives of their followers during their lives and throughout history.
Key Lines: When you’re standing in the hall of fame/And the world’s gonna know your name/’Cause you burn with the brightest flame/And the world’s gonna know your name/And you’ll be on the walls of the hall of fame
Questions: Who in your life anoints you by recognizing your gifts and talents? When do you feel your flame burning bright? Why do you think it is important for you to live in a way that reflects Jesus’ call? How does God show you that you are loved? In what ways do you think God is well pleased with you?