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Luminous Rosary Mystery
Baptism Of Jesus

"John was in the desert baptizing, and preaching
the baptism of penance, unto remission of sins."
-Mark 1:4

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When meditating on the Baptism of Jesus, it may be useful to look at a picture of John the Baptist baptizing Jesus in the River Jordan. Or even listen to some uplifting music.

Be mindful that the fruit of this mystery is living your baptismal promises and recall this scene as you meditate...

John the Baptist was Jesus' cousin and the son of Elizabeth.

Jesus and John had a special relationship that began when his mother and Mary were both pregnant with them.

John leapt in his mother's womb when Mary, came to visit her.

John preached throughout the river Jordan. He encouraged people to get baptized to cleanse them of their sins to prepare for the coming of Jesus.

He prophecized that the Messiah would come and baptize with fire and the Holy Spirit.

Seeing Jesus John exclaimed, "behold the lamb of God."

Sometimes St. John the Baptist is shown holding a banner that says "Ecce agnus Dei" which means behold the lamb of God.

John at first refused to baptize him.

But Jesus told him "Let it be so now, for by us must all righteousness be fulfilled." And John then baptized him.

When Jesus came out of the water, the voice of the Lord was heard as the Holy Spirit descended upon him in the form of a dove.

The voice of God said, "This is my beloved Son, in who I am well pleased."

Then after being filled with the Holy Spirit, Jesus went out into the desert where He fasted and prayed for 40 days.

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Jesus is leading by example here. He is instituting the sacrament of Baptism.

First reference of the Trinity in the Gospels

It is now evident who Jesus is: the messiah. He is the one who has come to baptize with fire and the Holy Spirit.

It isn't enough to be baptized you must also live out your baptismal promises.

Jesus is God. He had no sin. He didn't need to be baptized but he submitted to it.

"Again therefore, Jesus spoke to them, saying: I am the light of the world: he that followeth me, walketh not in darkness, but shall have the light of life." -John 8:12

If you are going to fulfil this request and follow Jesus, you must study His life.

The best way to study His life is to meditate on the events in His life.

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"The voice of one crying in the desert: Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight in the wilderness the paths of our God." -Isaiah 40:3

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Prayer After Meditating
On The Baptism Of Jesus

Baptism of Jesus

Dear Lord help me to every day faithfully live out the promises my Godparents made on my behalf on the day I was baptized and continue to shower me with your graces.

Thank you for the gift of faith and never let me fall into doubt. Remind me to always remember that through You, I will be saved.


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Almighty and everlasting God, look upon the Heart of Thy well-beloved Son and upon the acts of praise and satisfaction which He renders unto Thee in the name of sinners; and do Thou, in Thy great goodness, grant pardon to them who seek Thy mercy, in the name of the same Thy Son, Jesus Christ, Who liveth and reigneth with Thee, world without end. Amen.
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