Out of the water Jesus comes, and he hears God calls him "Beloved." If we tune our ears, we can hear God call us the same, in our prayers, in our churches, even in the worst of our days. A reflection on Luke 3:15-17, 21-22 and Baptism.
We wait to see the salvation of all flesh, that is, the healing of us, our neighbors, our families, and all creation. This is the hope toward which Isaiah, John the Baptist, and Luke point us. While we wait, our job is to cut a path so that God's healing might more easily reach us. A reflection on Luke 3:1-6.