Why was Jesus baptized?

We all know what baptism does.

According to the Catechism: “The fruit of Baptism, or baptismal grace, is a rich reality that includes: forgiveness of original sin and all personal sins, birth into the new life by which man becomes an adoptive son of the Father, a member of Christ and a temple of the Holy Spirit.

“By this very fact the person baptized is incorporated into the Church, the Body of Christ, and
made a sharer in the priesthood of Christ” [CCC 1279].

So, as you can see, it’s quite clear why Jesus would need to be baptized. He . . . hey, wait!

Jesus didn’t need to achieve any of those things!

Why, then, was he baptized?

Why did he insist on it, even when John the Baptist resisted?

Here’s a short video to explain . . .

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