The power of words

When all the people were being baptized, Jesus was baptized too. And as he was praying, heaven was opened and the Holy Spirit descended on him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven:“You are my Son, whom I love; with you I am well pleased.” (Luke 3:21-23 NIV) I have … Continue reading The power of words

Jesus’ emerging identity

Every year Jesus’ parents went to Jerusalem for the Festival of the Passover. When he was twelve years old, they went up to the festival, according to the custom. After the festival was over, while his parents were returning home, the boy Jesus stayed behind in Jerusalem, but they were unaware of it. Thinking he … Continue reading Jesus’ emerging identity