Monday 8th January, The Baptism of the Lord

Mark 1:7–11
John proclaimed, “The one who is more powerful than I is coming after me; I am not worthy to stoop down and untie the thong of his sandals. I have baptized you with water; but he will baptize you with the Holy Spirit.” In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan. And just as he was coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens torn apart and the Spirit descending like a dove on him. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”
• At the moment of his baptism, Jesus knows his identity is confirmed by the Holy Spirit. Do I know my identity?
• In my prayer today, I ask God to remind me that I too bear his seal of approval and am called to participate in his plan as his beloved son or daughter.