When most people go on a road trip, they don't want to end up in the wilderness. In fact, if you end up in the wilderness, chances are, you're lost. Not so with God! Time and time again, God chooses the wilderness (of all places) when something special is going to happen. Today, our Lenten Road Trip takes its first detour into the desert where Jesus is baptized by John in the Jordan River. What we might not expect, is that at this baptism moment, we come face to face with the Triune God, and are given a glorious vision of who God is, and what ultimate reality is all about.
Video: Into the Jordan
Canon Robert Hurkmans was the priest at St. James and St. Brendan from 2006 to 2018.