Baptism’ of Jesus is the anointing that He shares with us – ‘Come follow me’ is a call to participate in the experience that He went thro’ in the river Jordan. Our personal baptism whether as an infant or adult, is where it all begins for us.
The fullness of the Baptism that He receives on the Cross is the Baptism of blood.
We too have to begin with the Baptism of water that should culminate in the baptism of blood. Death and resurrection is the spelling out of the beginning and end of Baptism – What a sacrament it is !
Fr. Siri Oscar Abayaratne.