Today we celebrate the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. Today we conclude the Christmas season. On Monday we begin a stretch of Ordinary Time until Ash Wednesday. In the Liturgy, the event of Jesus’ baptism in the Jordan River is really another epiphany. Jesus is manifested to us as the Beloved Son of God as the heavenly voice proclaims. The Holy Spirit descends upon him like a dove.
“Seek the Lord while he may be found, call him while he is near,” the prophet Isaiah proclaims in the first reading today. Like the magi, we seek the Lord. Like believers throughout the centuries, we seek the presence of Christ. We yearn to be in communion with the Beloved. We strive to be faithful followers of the One who has gone before us.
What does this process of seeking look like for you? How do you know Christ in your life as the Beloved One?