Jn 1:6-8, 19-28
During this Advent season, we prepare for the coming of the Lord, Jesus Christ. During Mary’s journey of awaiting the arrival of Jesus, she stayed with her cousin Elizabeth for some time, who had a baby named John. In this Gospel, we meet back with John years after he was born. The Levites and Pharisees were all asking if he was the Christ and the Prophet, but being humble, he said that he is only the one who tells of the coming of the Christ. Although he baptizes, there is one who is going to come forth after John who is the true Messiah.
From this Gospel, we see how John is the one who preached of the savior’s coming, as to prepare the people for what is about to come. Through his baptisms, he was arranging a path for those that will witness God’s true purifying of sins. John gave us the example to proclaim of the coming of the Lord and his works. Like John, we Catholics should help others know of God’s healing and power. We should aid those to see how great God is.