11. Public life of Jesus
1. Public life of Jesus
During the three years Jesus revealed Himself as Son of God a lot of things happened, but we can highlight the baptism at the Jordan river, the wedding at Cana, the preaching, the transfiguration and the Eucharist.
Jesus went to Jordan river to be baptized by John. After his baptism, Jesus saw how the Holy Spirit, in the shape of a dove, descended upon him. Then the voice of the Father was heard. He said “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him." (Mt 17, 5). This is the manifestation of the three members of the Holy Trinity.
His first miracle was in Cana of Galilee. They were in a wedding and ran out of wine early. Mary turned to Jesus and said “They have no more wine” He told the servants to fill six stone jars with water and transformed then the water into the best wine. With this miracle He manifest His glory and his disciples started to believe in him. After that He did a lot of miracles: he healed blinds and mutes, resurrected the dead, healed leprous, exorcize demons and forgive sins. Only He could do all these miracles, because God is almighty.
Jesus preached about the Gospel or Good News: God is my Father and also yours, and you are my brothers. He explained the Beatitudes, where the poor in spirit, the meek, the merciful and the peacemakers are praised. He preached with parables, using examples of ordinary life.