The Holy Spirit descended upon Jesus at his baptism, “This is my son in whom I am delighted.” After this, Jesus went into the wilderness where he was tempted by power, by earthly pleasures, and by the Devil.
Returning home, Jesus proclaimed the nature of his ministry to the folks at home and then went outward to do that ministry in the world. As his followers, we, too are called to carry good news to the poor, liberation to the oppressed, and release to the prisoners.
Let us pray, Holy One, give us inspiration, hope, clarity, and the tools we need to continue the mission of Jesus. Amen.