Sunday, December 16, 2007

Third Sunday of Advent

John the Baptist" by Caravaggio (1571-1610), painted about 1598

This is the one about whom it is written:
" 'I will send my messenger ahead of you,
who will prepare your way before you.
'I tell you the truth: Among those born of women
there has not risen anyone greater than John the Baptist;
yet he who is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.
From the days of John the Baptist until now,
the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing,
and forceful men lay hold of it.
For all the Prophets and the Law prophesied until John.
And if you are willing to accept it, he is the Elijah who was to come.
He who has ears, let him hear.
(Matthew 11:10-15)

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