In this Gospel, we are told the story of how John the Baptist was given the opportunity to repent the sins of others through Baptism in the Jordan River. Towards the end of the passage, he acknowledges that he is not worthy of even cleaning Jesus’ feet because of his sins, and how Jesus will come and baptize many with holy water.
During this time of Advent, we take the time to prepare ourselves for the birth of the Son of God. We acknowledge that no one is perfect and that this is the appropriate time to ready ourselves for such a holy time. As teenagers, we get so caught up with the wrong things in life and disregard such a powerful journey approaching Christmas. There is more to this season than presents, decorating, and singing the songs. This passage shows that the Lord has come to save us from our sins and to rekindle the love that was lost.