Jesus is baptized in the Jordan by John because it is part of God’s plan. Jesus is not baptized to be initiated into God’s family or to cleanse him from sin. Rather, Jesus is baptized to show his full cooperation with God’s plan and to lead the way for us. 

How do I live out my baptismal promises? How readily do I profess my faith? How frequently do I renounce sin? Am I cooperating with God in my life? 

O God, may I be renewed today. Grant me a fresh start and a renewed zeal for the Good News.