In the waters of the Jordan, Jesus is revealed as the beloved Son of God. Through this great epiphany, Jesus fulfills all righteousness and becomes the servant of God who will bring forth justice and be a light to the nations. In the waters of baptism we too are washed by the Word, anointed by the Spirit, and named God’s beloved children. Our baptismal mission is to proclaim the good news of God’s love to all who are oppressed, feel inadequate, or seek healing. As God’s beloved we hear the call to be loved ourselves and to be love for others.