This weekend the Church celebrates the end of the Christmas Season and the Beginning of Ordinary Time. In the two weeks since the Christmas many people have taken on the chore of dismantling the decorations and putting their gifts to good use or return them to the store for exchange. But the real question is what have we done to celebrate this New Life that has come to us in the form of an infant?
The Baptism of the Lord is not a celebration of His infancy, but a celebration of the commencement of His ministry. We are encouraged to reflect on how Jesus took on the mission of the Father's will so that we might live. How fortunate we are to have His love demonstrated in such a way. Even though we cannot possibly live up to His example, we are strengthened by His grace.