Malta Minute with the Catechism: Jesus’ Baptism in the Jordan

  • Program #: 38
  • Description: Can you imagine the scene at the river Jordan when Jesus was baptized? Here is John the Baptist baptizing a whole crowd of sinners and suddenly there in the midst of them stands the Sinless One. John hesitates, but Jesus insists. The Holy Spirit in the form of a dove comes to rest over Jesus' head and the voice of the Father is heard from the heavens, proclaiming, "This is my beloved Son...". This marks the inauguration of Jesus' mission as the suffering servant. Jesus accepts the baptism and the mission that will culminate on the cross. The heavens will be opened "“ the heavens that had been closed by the sin of the first Adam will be reopened by our Savior "“ Christ "“ the second Adam. This is Peggy Stanton and this has been the Order of Malta's Minute with the Catechism.

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