Our culture encourages an obsession with identity. "Who am I," we often ask, "in light of my race, ethnicity, economic background, sexual orientation and so on?" Today's reading from Mark's Gospel (the story of Jesus' baptism) is all about identity; specifically, the identity of Jesus. Who exactly is Jesus? What does God the Father say about him? How is his identity shaped by what he does? The story of Jesus' Baptism also encourages us to contemplate our own identity in light of Jesus. How does Jesus' identity shape and define whom we are? That's what Terence will be exploring in his sermon on Mark 1:4-11 (the story of Jesus' Baptism).