"John the Baptist appeared, preaching in the desert of Judea"
I strolled past luxurious, soft cashmere sweaters that people were snapping up by the arm full.
"John wore clothing made of camel's hair"
Afterward, I had a delicious prime rib dinner with potatoes and vegetables while laughing with friends. (Did I mention the red wine?)
"His food was locust and wild honey"
It was a good day. I got a lot accomplished.
"I tell you, among those born of women there is none greater than John."
God, You raised up St. John the Baptist to prepare a perfect people for Christ. Fill Your people with the joy of possessing His grace, and direct the minds of all the faithful in the way of peace and salvation. Grant that, as St. John was martyred for truth and justice, so we may energetically profess our Faith in You, and lead others to the Way, the Truth, and Eternal Life. Amen.