Weekdays After the Epiphany of the Lord

Jesus had no need for a baptism of repentance but went to the Jordan River to fulfill the revelation promised to John the Baptist. The Holy Spirit came upon Jesus like a dove, and a voice from heaven proclaimed Him the beloved Son. Others would later come to believe because of the way Jesus taught or the miracles He worked. When the Lord went to a deserted place to pray, people looked for Him. In Capernaum, four men lowered a paralytic through the roof to get close to Jesus, who forgave the paralyzed man’s sins first and then cured Him as a sign of His authority. When the Lord does not answer our prayers in ways immediate and obvious, do we consider that we should look harder to see His love revealed?