The Down and Up Life

The Down and Up of Life – The gospels describe Jesus’ baptism in a way that captures the fullness Christians faith and life, particularly in the movement of Jesus “going down” into the water and “coming up” out of the water. For John, the eternal Word becomes flesh and lives among us, even while we reject him. For Paul, baptism is a way of “dying and rising with Christ.” When we are baptized, we are plunged into his death and resurrection.