"And behold a voice from heaven, saying:
This is my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Jesus baptism, the first of the Luminous Mysteries of the Rosary, sheds light on the mission of
Jesus and is the first revelation of the Triune God.
After Jesus is baptized by his cousin John, the Holy Spirit descends upon Him in
the form of a dove and God the Father's voice proclaims, "This is my beloved
Son, in whom I am well pleased."
Here you see the three persons of the Blessed Trinity.
The voice of God the Father,
the incarnation of God the Son,
and God the Holy Spirit in the form of a dove.
"And in those days cometh John the Baptist preaching in the desert of Judea.
And saying: Do penance: for the kingdom of heaven is at hand. For this is he that
was spoken of by Isaias the prophet, saying: A voice of one crying in the desert,
Prepare ye the way of the Lord, make straight his paths. And the same John had
his garment of camels' hair, and a leathern girdle about his loins: and his meat
was locusts and wild honey. Then went out to him Jerusalem and all Judea, and all
the country about Jordan:
And were baptized by him in the Jordan, confessing their sins. And seeing many
of the Pharisees and Sadducees coming to his baptism, he said to them: Ye brood of
vipers, who hath showed you to flee from the wrath to come? Bring forth therefore
fruit worthy of penance. And think not to say within yourselves, We have Abraham
for our father. For I tell you that God is able of these stones to raise up
children to Abraham. For now the axe is laid to the root of the trees. Every
tree therefore that doth not yield good fruit, shall be cut down, and cast into the fire
I indeed baptize you in the water unto penance, but he that shall come after me,
is mightier than I, whose shoes I am not worthy to bear; he shall baptize you
in the Holy Ghost and fire. Whose fan is in his hand, and he will thoroughly
cleanse his floor and gather his wheat into the barn; but the chaff he will
burn with unquenchable fire.
Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to the Jordan, unto John, to be baptized by him.
But John stayed him, saying: I ought to be baptized by thee, and comest thou to me?
And Jesus answering, said to him: Suffer it to be so now. For so it becometh us
to fulfill all justice. Then he suffered him.
And Jesus being baptized, forthwith came out of the water: and lo, the heavens
were opened to him: and he saw the Spirit of God descending as a dove, and coming
upon him. And behold a voice from heaven, saying: This is my beloved Son, in whom
I am well pleased." -Matthew 3:1-17
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"Jesus answered: Amen, amen I say to thee,
unless a man be born again of
water and the Holy Spirit,
he cannot enter into the kindgom of God"
You must find peace within yourself, if you are going to find true peace in your life.
If you are lazy in your spiritual life, you will never find this peace.
Jesus wants you to follow Him and He is ready to teach you the way.
In this mystery remember the promises you made at your baptism.
Through your godparents, you promised to renounce the devil and to live according to the teachings of Jesus and His Church.
You will find many books that will assist you in overcoming spiritual laziness
in our Catholic Rosary Shop.
A great place to start is with How to be Happy, How to be Holy by Fr. Paul O'Sullivan.
Jesus baptism shows that Jesus is indeed the long awaited Messiah.
After He was baptized...
- he fasted
- was tempted by the devil
- commissioned the Apostles
- then performed His first miracle
This first miracle is the second Luminous mystery, the Wedding at Cana.
The Bible passages of Jesus baptism were taken from the timeless
Douay Rheims Catholic Bible
If you are looking for a more modern language version of Jesus baptism, our recommendation would be the
St. Ignatius Press Bible.
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