This week we are back to John the Baptist and to Jordan river but in a different context and perspective. John’s prophecy about Jesus started to come true. Jesus started to act as the Messiah … but on this occasion Jesus didn’t organize a spectacular kick off event with fireworks. Jesus first was looking for the people he could trust, for the disciples. He didn’t need bodyguards, or admirers, or supermen but he was looking for the people of faith who could carry on that faith across the ages. He found them, they found him.
Jesus had very specific way of testing his disciples. He let them to stay with him. This is what Jesus always does for those who are interested to follow him, He invites them to his home. We find Jesus in every Church. There is His constant presence and joy when He is seeing us coming together, united in our faith. The church is his home, and it is our home. Not being able to visit him there is the true reason why we are so saddened now when the church door is closed.