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One Sunday, having attended the Saturday evening Mass in my parish, I set out to worship in a non-Catholic church on Sunday morning. The topic of the day was Jesus' baptism, and I was surprised upon hearing the preacher say that Jesus became God at his baptism. "Adoptionism!" I thought to myself. An early Church heresy which assumed that Jesus was human, but not divine, until the Holy Spirit came upon him.
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Any reader of the Gospels is bound to notice the cluelessness of Jesus’ apostles about the nature of his mission and ministry. This is especially apparent in Mark’s Gospel. To take but one example, the disciples are “perplexed” and “utterly astounded” when Jesus describes the difficulty of the rich entering God’s kingdom (Mark 10.23-27). Jesus goes on to say, “Many who are first will be last, and the last will be first” (10.31). Then James and John – deaf as doorknobs, it would seem – come forward to ask for the choice seats in Jesus’ kingdom (10.35-37).