Scripture: Mark 1:4-11, Acts 19:1-7
To what baptism have you been baptized? The story in Acts talks about Jesus’ followers being baptized in the Holy Spirit. This baptism gave them, among other things, the power to stand up to powerful and dangerous interests. In baptism, we receive the Holy Spirit to enter into this life of Jesus together.
As we contemplate our own baptisms, are our lives good news for the world? Our faith is only as good as our lives together. Our faith is only as good as our ability to speak the truth about evil in our world; to denounce the pervasive power of white supremacy that distorts and harms and to build something new in that wreckage.