January 13, 2019
The Baptism of the Lord
The people were filled with expectation...
That's us. We're those people still, filled with expectation there on the riverbank. When I go to Mass, that's what I sense. Even as I focus on the Lord and his presence at that moment, I can't help but glance around me from time to time, wondering and thankful. Look at all of us gathered here: so different, on journeys varied and winding, but journeys that brought each of us to this same place.
But here we are, bringing with us contentment, concern, hope, despair, trust and questions. We have so much, but we know more awaits us: more love, more life, more mercy, more light. We've heard that this is the place where it just might be shining, and so here we are.
Jesus, in you, my hopes are fulfilled.
- Amy Welborn
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7 [u]or[/u] 40:1-5, 9-11|Psalm 29:1-4, 9-10 [u]or[/u] 104:1-4, 24-25, 27-30|Acts 10:34-38 [u]or[/u] Titus 2:11-14; 3:4-7|Luke 3:15-16, 21-22