Baptism of the Lord. In Luke’s Gospel God the Father speaks directly to his Son: “You are my beloved son. With you I am well pleased.” Later, in the Transfiguration the Father speaks from a cloud to his disciple: “This is my beloved son, listen to him.” The love of the Father for the Son, the outpouring of the Holy Spirit swirl around the meaning of baptism: the inner working of the trinitarian godhead. It is the taking flesh, its humility, with which the Father is well pleased. It bodes well for us that we are made to receive and to be filled with God in our humanity.