"In those days Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee and was baptized by John in the Jordan." (Mk 1: 9)
Fr. Luke and I were able to enter into this scripture today like never before because it actually was the celebration of the Baptism of Our Lord in the Church today, which we celebrated at a local parish in Jerusalem. BUT then we also renewed our baptismal promises at the Jordan river and we got to be prayed over by some of our friends...not bad for one day. After all that we went to swim in the Dead Sea to get younger - I think it worked!
+ Fr. Sebastian, CFR