Posts tagged "John the Baptist"

Who is your John the Baptist?

                      Who is your John the Baptist?  Who called you out of the desert and into faith?  Even if you are a cradle Catholic, was there someone in your life that influenced you so much, you were called to a deeper understanding of what being... Read more »

A Voice of One Crying Out in the Desert: Prepare the Way of the Lord

Can you hear John the Baptist calling out to us?  Are you preparing the way of the Lord this Advent? Today we light the second candle of Advent.  Can you believe Christmas is only two weeks away? I’m finished with my shopping and some of my house cleaning, so I’m trying to slow things down.... Read more »

The Martyrdom of John the Baptist

The task set before the Baptist as he lay in prison was to become blessed by this unquestioning acceptance of God’s obscure will; to reach the point of asking no further for external, visible, unequivocal clarity, but, instead, of discovering God precisely in the darkness of this world and of his own life, and thus... Read more »

John Saw Him Coming

John the Baptist saw Jesus coming toward him and said, “Behold, the Lamb of God, who takes away the sin of the world.  He is the one of whom I said, ‘A man is coming after me who ranks ahead of me because he existed before me.’  I didn’t know him, but the reason why... Read more »

What's in a Name?

Apparently, in today’s Gospel, Elizabeth wasn’t going to have a little Zechariah running around.  She was firm in her reply to her neighbors and relatives, “No.  He will be called John.” By this time, Zechariah had been struck dumb, but on agreeing with his wife on the name of his son, his tongue was freed.... Read more »

Good Grief! I'm the Polar Opposite of John the Baptist!

“He must increase; I must decrease” (John 3:30) John the Baptist knew his place.  He knew his antics would cause attention to himself, but he also knew that once he had people’s attention, he had to tell them that it was Jesus that he was paving the way for.  Lord knows they were confused. I... Read more »