Now that the Christmas season has come to its close, it’s time to get down to business. And Jesus does so quickly. John has been arrested, so there is no time like the present to keep the word out there. Just as John preached a baptism for the forgiveness of sins, so Jesus preaches a whole Gospel for the forgiveness of sins. The task for us to is to repent and to believe. As we begin the Ordinary Time of our Church year, we may find in necessary to do some more repenting ourselves so that our belief can be stronger in this coming year.