Immerse Yourself!

Jesus appeared: he came from Galilee to the Jordan to be baptized by John
Scripture

Matthew 3:13
Isaiah 42:1-4, 6-7; Psalms 29:1-2, 3-4, 9-10; Acts 10-:34-38; Matthew 3:13-17

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The Baptism of the Lord, A

The famous author and mythologist, Joseph Campbell, once said in an interview that the majority of his friends were living “waste-land” lives. “Many,” he said “were just baffled, wandering in the waste-land without any sense of where the water is -– the source of what makes things green.” In other words, baffled, and wandering in a waste-land without any sense of how to find the source of a fruitful life; how to find the source of nourishment for the soul; how to immerse themselves in the source of wholeness of life.

Did you know that in keeping with the tradition of the time, Jesus’ Baptism in the Holy Spirit was by immersion? And, if you picture Him wading out of…

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