Year B- Third Sunday of Advent
6 There was a man sent from God, whose name was John.
Inspiration of the Holy Spirit - From the Sacred Heart of JesusJohn the Baptist was a man sent by God to serve as the last prophet before the coming of the promised Messiah.
He was not the light and yet he came to shine as a bright light in preparation for my coming as the light of the world. He attracted the attention of the Pharisees who became very jealous of his crude preaching and his baptism for the forgiveness of sins.
He testified of my presence among the Jewish people, by declaring humbly that his baptism of repentance was only a preparation for the great baptism of fire and the Holy Spirit which I bring to all those who are baptized with water. Here, there was a man who pleased God by his humility before me, the Son of the Living God.
He insisted in repentance, which consists in the departing from the crooked ways, to prepare a straight way for my coming,
His message is always perfect for all time until the death of the last man on earth. Repent, the kingdom of heaven is very near to you, make a straight path for the Lord with your repentance, and accept the Lord with humility.
All prophets were put to death, including me, the one who gave them the words for their preaching. All of them felt the urge to proclaim the need to repent and come to God.
Anyone who bears my word and lives by it becomes a little prophet, by his example he will preach to others and by his words he will echo my teachings and procure the salvation of souls.
The message of repentance is alive and full of power; my call never stops. I call everyone to change and be saved; I knock at the door of every heart until I am heard. I am the savior of the world, repent and be saved by me.
Author: Joseph of Jesus and Mary
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