Psalm 36:5-10; Isaiah 62:1-5; John 2:1-11
Even the Messiah had to adjust his schedule when events took a surprising turn. The story of Jesus’ coming-out event as told by John demonstrates his spiritual flexibility.
Luke 4:14-21; 1 Corinthians 12:12-31a
The opening scene of Jesus’ public ministry left no doubt: a commitment to Jesus involves a commitment to build communities of peace and justice. But first comes the calling.
Isaiah 43:1-7; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Names are sacred words by which we are individualized. Jesus, in baptism, received a new name. So do his followers. Baptism also sets each of us apart as a particular kind of person—one owned by God