Tuesday, August 29, 2017

Faith of John the Baptist

John the Baptist spoke out about the injustices of his time and knew the price he could do for doing so.  As a result he paid the ultimate price and was beheaded by Herod. After hearing the news of his cousin’s death, Jesus, withdrew to a deserted place to pray and mourn the loss of John.  Jesus knew what was ahead of him and went to pray for the strength to continue the mission.

Our world in many ways if faced with very difficult and heart wrenching stories.  We are shaken by senseless violence and often feel powerless in the face of opposition.  As followers of Jesus, we need to remain faithful.  We need to be willing to make the changes needed to follow the good news.  Our call is to be agents of change in any way we are able to. 

As we answer God’s call to be agents of change we will be strengthened by our faith.  Our God of abundant love will always light the path for us.  Let us face this challenge with the same perseverance that John had.

Pat Schifini, OSU

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