LUKE 3:15-17, 21-22

This is the purpose of baptism: to have this same spiritual awakening that Jesus had. The same one. To die to the old life, wash it away, and rise to the new. To hear from God, her words of love and affirmation, meant in a special way for each of us, so that each of knows that we are loved, that we are the beloved, that being loved is the essence of our being, and perhaps most importantly, to have each of us know that every single person around us is God’s beloved too