Tomorrow Sunday, December 13 Gv 1,6-8 and 1,19-28 is read. It’s about the Baptist, the cousin of Jesus. According to many, Jesus was born in September when it was not so cold. It is however a nice reading from John.
How many are there who are “crying in the wilderness” of Power and politics. I am thinking about all young and youth around the world who are crying for a sane life on earth and their future. Few are listening and continue to take the ca when they can walk those 50 meters.
( N:B. The texts below are copied from www.christianwritingtoday.com/free_downloads/WebNT_CWTedition.pdf )
Gv 1,6-8 and 1,19-28 says:
1:6 There came a man, sent from God, whose name was John.
1:7 The same came as a witness, that he might testify about the light, that all might believe through him. 1:8He was not the light but was sent that he might testify about the light.
1:19 This is John’s testimony when the Jews sent priests and Levites from Jerusalem to ask him, “Who are you?”
1:20 He declared, and didn’t deny, but he declared, “I am not the Christ.”
1:21 They asked him, “What then? Are you Elijah?” He said, “I am not.” “Are you the prophet?” He answered, “No.”
1:22 They said therefore to him, “Who are you? Give us an answer to take back to those who sent us. What do you say about yourself?”
1:23 He said, “I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, ‘Make straight the way of the Lord,’c as Isaiah the prophet said.”
1:24 The ones who had been sent were from the Pharisees.
1:25 They asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the prophet?”
1:26 John answered them, “I baptize in water, but among you stands one whom you don’t know.
1:27 He is the one who comes after me, who is preferred before me, whose sandal strap I’m not worthy to loosen.”
1:28 These things were done in Bethany beyond the Jordan, where John was baptizing
install the translate extension and under this video activate transcript and you will be able to understand what the Pope says about Johns message: