Wednesday, December 27, 2006


"And when they went their way, Jesus began to say to the multitudes concerning John. Mat 11:7

It is the best prize to be praised by the Lord. There was another man, St John the Baptist, who was also this way honoured by Our Lord. In him the prophecy of the Angel was fulfilled: "For he shall be great before the Lord. Luke 1:15St John the Baptist was great prophet who was chosen to announce the Lord's coming. Christ Himself gave testimony: For this is he of whom it is written: Behold I send my angel before thy face, who shall prepare thy way before thee.Mat 11:10To him was given the task to prepare people for the coming of the Messiah: And he shall go before him in the spirit and power of Elias; that he may turn the hearts of the fathers unto the children, and the incredulous to the wisdom of the just, to prepare unto the Lord a perfect people. Luke 1:17 Let us do our best to be like St John the Baptist and the beloved Apostle. Let us try to talk to our loved ones and our friends about Christ and about His teachings. Let us be very zealous in preparation for Lord's coming at the beginning of the new liturgical year, by little mortifications of the flesh and sacrifices during Advent. Let us go as often as we can to hear the Mass and let us do not neglect family prayers. Let us act in St John spirit in the world. Pope Pius XI writes about one matter important since the times of the Apostles. For St Pauls asks : I entreat thee also, my sincere companion, help those women who have laboured with me in the gospel Ph 4:3reminding us not to forget those who helped him in his mission. Let us pray for the share of St Joh's virtues, maybe we can deserve Lord's praise: For he shall be great before the Lord. Luke 1:15