Since we have not been together in church for a couple of weeks, let us take a look at where we have been.
In this season of the “Time after Epiphany” is a time of ‘little’ epiphanies about who Jesus is and the mission of his ministry.
The first Sunday missed was the Baptism of Our Lord.
Before the Epiphany, we spoke about the 12-year-old Jesus in the temple giving a little attitude to his parents, Mary and Joseph, saying:
“How did you NOT know where I was? Of Course, I would be in my Father’s house”.
Afterwards, Jesus grew in favor according to the gospels but we do not encounter Jesus again until his baptism at approximately age 30. According to Luke, immediately after his baptism, Jesus is praying when the heaven opens, the Holy Spirit descends upon him, and he hears the voice of God saying:
“You are my Son, the beloved, with you I am well pleased”.
Apparently, Jesus needed time to discern (or ponder) this, so the Holy Spirit sent him into the wilderness for 40 days and nights. We will have this scripture next season (Lent).
Jesus has had his ‘temptation in the wilderness’.
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