Anticipation

 
Baptism of Jesus, based on Luke 3:15-16,21-22

As the people were filled with expectation, and all were questioning in their hearts concerning John, whether he might be the Messiah, John answered all of them by saying, “I baptize you with water; but one who is more powerful than I is coming; I am not worthy to untie the thong of his sandals. He will baptize you with the Holy Spirit and fire.

Now when all the people were baptized, and when Jesus also had been baptized and was praying, the heaven was opened, and the Holy Spirit descended upon him in bodily form like a dove. And a voice came from heaven, “You are my Son, the Beloved; with you I am well pleased.”


Scripture passage from the New Revised Standard Version Bible: Catholic Edition, copyright 1989, 1993, Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

About Maria Curtis, OPL

I have been a music educator for 30 years and married for 31 years to my husband Bob, also a life professed Dominican. We both life professed in 1998. We have 3 children. Jessica is 30 and married to Jim. She is a 2nd gr. teacher and works wonderfully with her students who mostly come from low incomes and spanish -speaking homes. My son Rob (25)is married to Carrie RN and they are expecting their first little girl in Sep. Rob teaches in a parochial school. Jenny is a senoir in high school and sings wth Phx. Children’s choir. I have served in music ministry, as a lector and RE teacher along with Dominican Lay formation.