Posts Tagged ‘John the Baptist’

Who is Jesus?

Sunday, December 11th, 2016

In today’s Gospel, we hear how John the Baptist sent his followers to ask Jesus, “Are you the one who is to come, or should we look for another?” (Matthew 11:3). John was asking for clear affirmation that Jesus is the one for whom the world had longed. One of the perennial favorites on many […] [Read more]

The Tender Compassion of our God

Thursday, December 24th, 2015

Zechariah, father of John the Baptist, filled with the Holy Spirit, prophesied, saying: “Blessed be the Lord, the God of Israel; for he has come to his people and set them free. He has raised up for us a mighty Savior, born of the house of his servant David. Through his prophets he promised of […] [Read more]

A New Creation in John the Baptist

Tuesday, June 24th, 2014

In the Gospel of Saint Luke, we read that Zechariah, the father of John the Baptist and a priest of the Temple, was a righteous man in the eyes of God.  Yet even good people can sometimes get caught up in the ways of the world, thinking as men think, not as God thinks (cf. […] [Read more]