First I want to thank Deacon Kevin for doing the reflections last week while I was in Texas. I enjoyed reading them and thought he did a wonderful job. Besides it’s good practice for him !!
John the Baptist had been sent by God to prepare the way for his Son. He tried to awaken in people their sins and the need for repentance. He spoke clearly and was afraid of no one, not even Herod. Sometimes the voice of God in my conscience can be as bothersome to me as was John’s voice to Herod. But what is that voice telling me I must do ?
In Jeremiah 26:13 we read; “Listen to the voice of the Lord your God”. Why is this important ? Because our Baptism gives each of us a share in the prophetic office of Christ. In baptism Jesus commissioned you to help direct people to him within the context of your ordinary, everyday life. You may not feel like a prophet, but people will notice that you’re different simply by the way you treat others. Simply by the way we love one another.
There is no shortage of creative ways to point people to Jesus. So start now ! You can make a difference ! Remember to proclaim the Gospel at all times, and if necessary, use words! ( St. Francis of Assisi )
DeColores, Deacon Doug
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Resources for those not able to attend Mass
Daily Readings in English and Spanish from the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops:
Prayers, readings for Mass, and additional spiritual readings are available at:
“Give Us This Day” a digital file of their periodical, which includes daily Mass texts. Visit GUTD.net and select “Digital” in the upper right of the screen.