Today is the first Wednesday of the month and of the year as well. Just so, I celebrated the day attending the holy mass at the hospital’s chapel with my friend, Warlyn.
19. This is the testimony of John. When the Jews from Jerusalem sent priests and Levites [to him] to ask him, “Who are you?” 20 he admitted and did not deny it, but admitted, “I am not the Messiah.” 21. So they asked him, “What are you then? Are you Elijah?” And he said, “I am not.” “Are you the Prophet?” He answered, “No.” 22. So they said to him, “Who are you, so we can give an answer to those who sent us? What do you have to say for yourself?” 23. He said:/ “I am ‘the voice of one crying out in the desert,/ “Make straight the way of the Lord,” ‘/as Isaiah the prophet said.” 24. Some Pharisees were also sent. 25. They asked him, “Why then do you baptize if you are not the Messiah or Elijah or the Prophet?” 26. John answered them, “I baptize with water; but there is one among you whom you do not recognize, 27 the one who is coming after me, whose sandal strap I am not worthy to untie.” 28. This happened in Bethany across the Jordan, where John was baptizing.
Today’s gospel reminds everybody to be humble and true to oneself just like John the Baptist. He did not claimed who he isn’t but he only did his mission and what God’s message was. And I am just hoping and praying that, as children of God, we will be humbled enough to face and follow what God wanted us to be. Let us all put our feet on the grounds and never forget Him.
Disclaimer & Disclosure: From the “365 Days with the Lord” Daily Liturgical Guide from our Pauline Family.