Today let us do honour to Christ’s baptism and celebrate this feast in holiness. Be cleansed entirely and continue to be cleansed. Nothing gives such pleasure to God as the conversion and salvation of men, for whom his every word and every revelation exist. He wants you to become a living force for all mankind, lights shining in the world.
St Gregory Nazianzen, Oration 39.20
(From the Office of Readings for the Baptism of the Lord, 2nd reading)