Serving the Word: 9th December


Matthew 11, 11-15:

” Whoever has ears let them hear”.


One of the figures that fills the Season of Advent is that of John the Baptist.

He is the austere, truthful and faithful man. He is the one who points to Jesus as Messiah, as Son of God and as Saviour of the world.

His greatness is to conclude the long journey of God’s promises and to point to the fulfilment of these promises.

John the Baptist is like the hinge between the Old and the New Testament. That is why he leaps for joy in his mother’s womb when he hears the greeting of Mary, the new woman who carries in her womb the new man, who is Jesus.

As Christians, we can take an example from John the Baptist.

At our baptism, God calls us by name to a specific mission: to proclaim Jesus by preparing his ways among all people.

Have ears to hear the voice of the Baptist pointing you to Jesus.

And also have your lips ready to proclaim him.

Good day.

Antonio Sanjuán Marín, cmf


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