12:50 baptism. Jesus’ death is also a “baptism,” another image that points to death (to “baptize” a city was to subject it to near total destruction). Liturgically, baptism came to symbolize death to an old way of life and rising to a new way. Jesus accepted His own death as the divine plan for bringing salvation to sinners.
accomplished. On the cross, Jesus spoke of the completion of His work (John 19:30).