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Dear friends, 

Welcome to Biblical Resources for the feast of the Baptism of the Lord. 

The Baptism of the Lord can lead us in several directions. 
We can reflect on what it would have meant for the historical Jesus to undergo John's baptism. 
We can also take our reflections into the present day: what does mean to have been, to be, baptised? 
The New Testament doesn't hesitate to speak of a new creation —offering a cosmic perspective (Ultima Thule!). 

Baptism C19

Complete notes (pdf)
Gospel notes (audio)
Gospel notes (portable)

Some inspiration

Meditations on the Baptism of Jesus
At the edge of the enclosure

A poem
by Steve Bell

Beginning here we glimpse the Three-in-one;
The river runs, the clouds are torn apart,
The Father speaks, the Spirit and the Son
Reveal to us the single loving heart
That beats behind the being of all things
And calls and keeps and kindles us to light.
The dove descends, the spirit soars and sings
‘You are belovèd, you are my delight!’

In that quick light and life, as water spills
And streams around the Man like quickening rain,
The voice that made the universe reveals
The God in Man who makes it new again.
He calls us too, to step into that river
To die and rise and live and love forever.

Wishing everyone every blessing in 2019

Kieran O'Mahony, OSA

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