Quotations:

I am with you always until the end of this world - Jesus (Matthew 28:20).

Preach the Word in season and out of season reproving, rebuking or advising always with patience and providing instructions (2 Timothy 4:2).

Do not fear, Mary, for God has looked kindly on you (Luke 1:30).

Anything worth doing is worth doing poorly. - G. K. Chesterton

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Friday, December 9, 2011

My Reflections for Sunday December 11 Third Sunday of Advent John 1:6-8, 19-28


My Reflections:
St. Vincent Ferrer has said: Whatever you do, think not of yourself, but of God.

Perhaps this is how we can best describe John the Baptist; he prepared the way of Jesus in a manner that he would decrease and Jesus would increase. It did not matter to him if he would be honored or recognized for his effort what was important for him is to humbly prepare the way of Jesus.

The saints of the church did the same as what John did; they selflessly gave their lives for the sake of the advancement of the teachings of Jesus. Recognition and honor was of no importance for them. It was enough for them that they have preached and lived the teachings of Jesus in the consciousness of the people whom they were serving at that time.

On this third Sunday of advent we are all being invited to look upon ourselves and examine as to how are we preparing the way of Jesus. Do we prepare His way with humility wherein Jesus is highlighted and we become his nameless servants? Or we prepare His way based on our own terms; we put ourselves prominently in front to gain honor and prominence.

Let us not forget the true reason of this season and that is Jesus our Christ!

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