"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.
Great post Michael and I will join you in that prayer- and maybe even a little of that prime rib :)
Great comparisons! We sure have easy lives, don't we?
Great post Michael! We are all quite spoiled aren't we. It's hard not to get caught up in the excitement of Christmas but it's especially nice to enjoy all of those quiet little moments too. Happy saint Nicholas Day! I hope you have a wonderful and blessed week.
The difference between our lives and St. John's is like night and day, isn't it? No wonder he is such a great saint! Thanks for the excellent post, Michael :)
We have grown soft and spoiled in our culture. This Christmas, though, I feel a little closer to St. John, but not to the point of eating locusts!
Have a Blessed Advent Michael!
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