The feast of the Baptism of the Lord Jesus today celebrates the beginning of his public ministry. Jesus is challenged to begin to reconcile creation with its Creator and his humble role as an obedient servant of his Father.
As John the Baptist baptizes him with the Holy Spirit, the union of the Father and the Son as love and peace appears and descends on Jesus like a dove. Heaven’s words resound like the union of the Trinity, “You are my beloved Son with you, I am very happy. No dove or such voice has ever been heard for any other baptism. Yet the Holy Spirit has descended on you and on all the baptized – as we have been baptized: “In the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.”Source link