‘Why do you come to me?’ The Baptism of Christ

Matthew 3.13-17 Jesus came to John to be baptised. John tried to stop him, saying, ‘Why do you come to me to be baptised?’. What kind of world - and what kind of God? This year has got off to a difficult start. Wildfires in Australia have burnt an area almost the size of Ireland, … Continue reading ‘Why do you come to me?’ The Baptism of Christ

Baptism of Christ

Isaiah 43.1-7 / Luke 3.15-17, 21-2   When looking at today’s gospel reading the question that stuck in my mind was: “Why does it matter that Jesus was baptised?” It’s a very short story here but Luke obviously thought it was important enough to include, so there must be some purpose to it other than … Continue reading Baptism of Christ