The 14th Day of Advent December 15, 2018

Gospel                        MT 17:9A, 10-13

As they were coming down from the mountain,
the disciples asked Jesus,
“Why do the scribes say that Elijah must come first?”
He said in reply, “Elijah will indeed come and restore all things;
but I tell you that Elijah has already come,
and they did not recognize him but did to him whatever they pleased.
So also will the Son of Man suffer at their hands.”
Then the disciples understood
that he was speaking to them of John the Baptist.
Reflection:  What does John the Baptist mean to you?  Have you ever found yourself in a situation where you were the Baptist?

3 thoughts on “The 14th Day of Advent December 15, 2018

  1. John the Baptist is the ultimate prophet, for he fortells the Christ and unlike the other prophets he got to see him. John had the courage I often wish to have when it comes to speaking out when it is unpopular to do so. John and his conviction and belief takes him to so many that want to hear him and others who do not. He keeps his eyes on christ not his own personal gain or name. Oh how I wish I could be more like John in my daily life.

    • John the Baptist to me means loyalty…and true belief. Also humility. Traits I will strive to have and show others this season especially!

  2. Yes I read a commentary today that calls him the Last Great Prophet of the Old Testament…and thought but I am reaing him in the new testament…then realized I must ponder the term New Testament rather than looking at it as a section of the Bible.

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