The way you talk about yourself will eventually become the way that you talk about, and to, others. We live in a culture of negative talk. We say things about ourselves that we would never in a million years say about, much less to, other people. We are our worst critics, and we are relentless. Before Jesus does anything in his public ministry, before he heals anybody, forgives anybody, or preaches one sermon, he is baptized. This culminates with the spirit of God telling him that he is pleased with him.