One of us

Jesus MAFA. John baptizes Jesus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN. http://diglib.library.vanderbilt.edu/act-imagelink.pl?RC=48290 [retrieved January 10, 2016].

Jesus MAFA. John baptizes Jesus, from Art in the Christian Tradition, a project of the Vanderbilt Divinity Library, Nashville, TN.  [retrieved January 10, 2016].

 Jesus enters into our reality to experience life the same way we do. He is a part of the human family, not apart from the human family.

And, by his example, Jesus encourages us to develop the experience of prayer, of communion with God, of entwinement with God.

When we practice conscious awareness of God’s presence for a few moments… a few minutes… a few hours… suddenly our whole life will be illumined by the discovery that God is pleased with us too.

After all the people had been baptized and Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my beloved Son; with you I am well pleased.”…  Luke 3:21-22.

2 thoughts on “One of us

  1. MicheleMariePoetry

    Love this…Sometimes I wish that I were a painter so that I could paint the mysteries of Christ the way I see them! I love that picture, but I would have made the waters sparkling and very blue!!! I would have given the trees a very green deep rich color! And I would have focused more on the face of Christ and John the baptist- their meeting! And I would have included a cloud overhead parting, (from where the voice of God speaks out and declares, “This is my Beloved son with whom I am well pleased!”).
    So glad you wrote a post about the Baptism as pondering the Baptism of Christ is always so inspiring to me!

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