Revised Common Lectionary Commentary

The Baptism of the Lord - January 10, 2016

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Saint Dominic contemplating the Scriptures

Saint Dominic
contemplating the Scriptures

Isaiah 43:1-7

Judah has complained that God has deserted them, his people, in the destruction of Jerusalem and in their exile. God asks, through the prophet, “Who among you ... will attend and listen for the time to come?”

Acts 8:14-17

Philip, one of the seven chosen to ensure the welfare of widows, has proclaimed the good news in Samaria. Many have listened to what he has to say; some have been healed. Many have been baptised.

Luke 3:15-17,21-22

People flock to John the Baptist, responding to his urging to start new, ethical lives – as a way of preparing for Jesus. John has condemned those who seek his baptism with no intention of reforming their ways. Failure to respond to his call to repentance can lead to condemnation at the end of time.

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