The baptism of Jesus is celebrated annually during the Epiphany season, and it is an opportunity to reflect upon and improve our own baptisms. In today’s Old Testament lesson, Isaiah foresees the time when Messiah would be anointed to comfort those who morn and to proclaim liberty to the captives. Jesus himself fulfilled these words during his first sermon in the synagogue. In this homily, offered on January 18, 2015, Fr. John explores what Isaiah was talking about, and how Jesus brings in a new creation.