SATURDAY, AUGUST 29TH
Mark 6, 17-29:
“He immediately sent one of his guards to bring John’s head… He went and beheaded him in prison, brought the head on a platter and gave it to the young girl; and she gave it to her mother”.
Today we celebrate the martyrdom of St. John the Baptist.
Throughout his life, John lived in austerity, truth and consistency.
He announced, without any reservations, the coming of Jesus first and his presence later.
His mission was to prepare the people of Israel to welcome Jesus.
He preached conversion and had to face lies and corruption. And this same lie and corruption removed him by paying with his own head for the defence of the truth.John the Baptist teaches and encourages all of us today to defend the truth. Let us ask the Lord through the intercession of John the Baptist for the courage he had to always defend the truth. Good morning.
29Antonio María Sanjuán Marín, cmf