Homily Jesus is the Savior and the Beloved and God wants us to know Jesus personally.
Jesus identifies with us. Jesus had no need of baptism, but he humbles himself to receive this baptism from John so that we can identify with Him. He makes himself relatable and approachable so that we will draw close to Him. That what He desires.
We hear the heavens opened. Jesus is revealed as a member of the Trinity and God’s voice makes Him known as the Beloved Son. Publicly making Him known so that people will be drawn to Him.