“So Far, So Good”
Matthew 3: 17: “And behold, a voice out of the heavens, saying, ‘This is My beloved Son, in Whom I am well pleased.’” Again, the point: What makes us pleasing to the Father, as St. Paul prayed for the Colossians? (Colossians 1: 10) Up to this point Jesus had done just one spiritual act that we know of: go to the Jordan for baptism. But that was enough for the Father to announce His pleasure in His Son. We can strive all we want, but we will never earn God’s favor; it si a free gift from our loving Father.