The gospel text of today (Mt.3:13-17) is rich in insights, perhaps not obvious at first sight
but looking into and beyond the words we discover the deeper meaning of what we see and hear.
A modern reporter could give this scene of Jesus baptized by John the striking title of:
Doing what one would rather not do and… meet God!
The words can provoke a smile but this is exactly what happened to John the Baptist
as Jesus presented himself to him to be baptized.
We are told:
“John tried to dissuade him…
But Jesus replied: ‘Leave it like this for the time being…’
John gave in to him. »
Give in to God!
One day, I saw a poster with the caption:
LET GO – LET GOD!
Let go of my ideas – God may have better ideas…
Let go of my plans – God may have a better plan…
Let go of what I want – so that his “will may be done”…
Our lips repeat it so often praying the ‘Our Father’, but… somehow…
Today is a good day to start… giving in to him.
Note: Another reflection is available on a different theme in French at: https://image-i-nations.com/fete-du-bapteme-du-seigneur-annee-a-2020/
Source: Images: thechurchofjesuschrist.org fineartamerica.com