Today at Grace we celebrated the Baptism of Jesus.
Oh, how I love to imagine that scene. John, the crazy-in-love man in the desert, eating bugs and honey and wearing skins, too humble to even tie the shoe of Him whom he adores. The dove, falling from the sky. The voice of God booming. I have one beautiful icon that shows the angels standing on the edge of the river, talking amongst themselves. It is a moment that rocks heaven and earth.
The priest at Grace today reminded us that the booming voice of God is speaking to us all when he says
"This is my child (son). In him I am well pleased."
We are all God's children, to be sure. And he takes us just as we are. What a miracle. Thank you, Beloved.