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The Feast of the Baptism of the Lord – “A” year (2020)

2020/01/11

Heaven opened

Jesus came from Galilee to John at the Jordan to be baptized by him. John tried to prevent him, saying,
“I need to be baptized by you, and yet you are coming to me?” Jesus said to him in reply, “Allow it now, for thus it is fitting for us to fulfil all righteousness.” Then he allowed him.
After Jesus was baptized, he came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him, and he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove and coming upon him. And a voice came from the heavens, saying, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.” Mt 3:13-17

 

The 4 elements

Motto: “He came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him.” – the people of ancient times believed that the world consisted of four elements. According to the teaching of Aristotle each of these basic elements had a pair of characteristics: earth – dry and cold; air – wet and warm; fire – dry and warm; water – wet and cold. With the discovery of the atomic particles this teaching was chased out of science into the occult sciences where it has believers to this day. This is how it appears in Dan Brown’s novel. In ‘Angels and Demons’ he creates a crime story around this ancient teaching. The illuminati mark the hand of their high-priestly sacrifices with an occult stamp which is the symbol of the four prime elements. This author who produces crime stories with surprising twists follows the logic of a pattern which he keeps repeating. Some sort of secret society constantly opposes the power of the Church which Brown simply calls Vatican and intends to destroy it. The secret society does so in the name of science, if the ‘symbolism’ can count as such. However, symbolism belongs into the field of semiotics, a branch of linguistics which deals with symbols and their meaning. It deals with symbols as codes. The master in this field is Umberto Eco, who – according to my humble opinions is much more readable than Dan Brown. Furthermore, he is a true international expert in the world of symbols. He brought a renaissance to the study of symbols. We could also be inspired by the understanding of the richness of symbols in the gospels. At Jesus’ the baptism the element of water meets the element of air. “He came up from the water and behold, the heavens were opened for him.” It is interesting how Mathew stresses the connection, even synchronicity of the two events. And behold, for the Greek both elements are ‘wet’. In contrast, fire and earth are ‘dry’ elements. The Holy Spirt will appear in the form of fire at Pentecost. The color of earth in iconography is white and its symbol is the nursing mother. So, we have arrived at Mary who is also a connection to heaven. This is how we become God’s children in baptism: we are marked with the elements. And we hear the words: “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased.”

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