Today’s reading is from the first chapter of Mark, where he begins, “This is the Good News about Jesus the Messiah, the Son of God.”
What a prophetic beginning…to announce that there is Good News to follow, and it is embodied in one person who is also God. Catches your attention, doesn’t it?
The gospel then shifts to John the Baptist proclaiming the Good News to all who would listen. The Good News is confirmed when Jesus is Baptized in the Jordan River, and God himself recognized Jesus as his dearly beloved son.
Good News all around…For us, for all believers and especially for God.