Monday, January 16, 2017

Transfer of Power

In case you have not seen a newspaper, or been on the world wide web at all, over the past year, we have a pretty significant transfer of power happening this week in the United States. 

That transfer, so far, has been ... not so smooth.  Both current and elect seem to be ridiculing one another at every turn, trying to bring the other down or at least keep public opinion on their side.

Which is why our deacon, this past weekend, reflected on St. John the Baptist.  He commented on how hard it must have been for John to decrease, while allowing Jesus to increase - even for someone as Holy as a Saint.

After all, John had many, many followers ... that came to him in the wilderness and praised him often.  

And yet, when our Savior arrived, John "transferred" quite seamlessly to Him ... and ended up dying alone.

It seems like such a sharp contrast to what is happening in the U.S. - and other parts of the world - and is something I probably take for granted without thinking about how hard it must have been for John.  

Please pray for peace in our world, and God Bless.

4 comments:

Shirley said...

I can't believe all the hatred that is being spewed towards your new president, and can't help but think if this behaviour had happened when Obama first took office oh how the shoe would have been on the other foot! Those who are now full of hate would have labelled the protesters as racist and bigots and hate mongers, for doing (hypothetically) the same thing they are doing now.

Cheryl said...

I so appreciated your kind words at Victor's blog...I clicked on your name in the comment and was directed here, to your wonderful blog! It is so nice to meet you! I have often thought of dear John the Baptist, and I have felt such a sense of pity for him. He knew his mission, and he completed it and finished well. God help us all to do the same in our individual lives. Thank you for visiting my blog and reading Victor's interview, and thank you for all you do here. God bless you!

Victor S E Moubarak said...

So true what you say about St John. Thanx Michael.

We need to pray for a safer more peaceful world; now more than ever.

God bless.

Michael said...

Shirley, thank you for taking the time to stop by and comment. Please pray for patience, perspective, and world peace.

Cheryl, thank you for stopping by! It is a pleasure to meet you as well, and thank you for your comment. I look forward to reading more of your blog.

Victor, thank you and very true - we need to pray now more than ever.

God Bless all of you!