In the second in the series "Faith, Hope and the Force," looking at the life & ministry of Jesus through the lens of Star Wars, we look at the sacrament of baptism. There is an ancient Christian catechism that refers to baptism as a “visible sign of invisible grace.” By the power of God, we are surrounded and upheld every day. Sounds a little like the Force, doesn't it?
There is something powerful that happens in the waters of baptism. In baptism, the old self-centered life is set aside and a new life of trust in God begins. Jesus' baptism is more than just an affirmation of who he is. It's also an affirmation of who each and every one of us is, as well. We are reminded of who we are and whose we are.