Mark 1:7-11 - THE BAPTISM OF THE LORD

Reflection

It would have been so easy for John to have responded to the great interest of the people with self-aggrandisement. Instead he never lost sight of his role as the one who was to prepare the way for the one who was greater.
John’s faith and understanding of his role was vindicated when Jesus presented himself to be baptised by John. The mystery of the heavenly intervention would have confirmed for John that Jesus was indeed the Messiah, if indeed he had any doubts.
John was a strong and assertive man. His preaching enthralled many people, and his lifesty ...read more

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