Coming back from the heights

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

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St. Matthew, in the last part of Chapter 3 and the first 17 verses of Chapter 4, describes a sequence of momentous events in the life of Jesus just before the beginning of his public ministry of teaching and preaching. Matt. 3:13-15 describes how Jesus came to the Jordan where John the Baptist was baptising, and after answering some reluctance on John's part, he was baptised by John. Then, as he came up from the water, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit of God descended like a dove, alighting upon him, and a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

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