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BAPTISM OF THE LORD


In the fifteenth of the reign of Tiberius (ie between 28 and the 29, or between the 27 and the 28 d.C.), John the Baptist, the Precursor, the last of the Prophets of the Old Testament, He arrived in the southern desert of Judah, near the Dead Sea, where it joins the River Jordan, to preach the coming of the Kingdom of God, exhorting to conversion and administering a baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins.
This happened with the river water immersion, in accordance with the predicted Ezekiel: "The nations shall know that I am the Lord, when I shall be sanctified in you before them. I will take you from the nations, I will gather you from all the countries and bring you into your own land. I will sprinkle water upon you to cleanse; I cleanse you from all your filthiness and from all your idols ".
The prophet Ezekiel explained to Israel that if after sin to God, which he earned him exile, He wants to revive again in connection with his God and receive His Spirit, It must be totally redone, purified, saying the symbolism of water, "I will sprinkle water upon you to cleanse".

BAPTISM OF THE LORD (YEAR C) – With. Liturgical: White

The Holy Spirit comes to solemnly attest to the divinity of Jesus when he turned, as an ordinary man, the penitential gesture, having been subjected to the baptism of John. During his earthly life, Jesus never show as big as the humility of gestures and words. Important lesson this, for us that we see things so differently. To follow Christ means to undertake this journey of humility, words of truth. Christ, true God and true man, He teaches us the truth of our being.
Wounded by sin, cleansed by baptism, We oscillate between the two extremes, both attractive, of evil and holiness. And that you live in the humblest everyday life. At each step we can choose God and his love, o, vice versa, refuse it.
Follow in the footsteps of Jesus, means to make a journey that, although it is narrow and stony, It leads to eternal life, to true happiness.

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