Carrots, Sticks and Being Beloved

The baptism of Jesus is first of all, perplexing. Why does Jesus need this act of repentance? The baptism of Jesus is an “epiphany” – it reveals God to us. But, it also reveals something else. It shows us what it means to be human, to be beloved, to be the children of God. This sermon speaks to the questions and points to the humanity of the Baptism of Our Lord.