Sunday, December 11, 2016

“Faith is about doing. You are how you act, not just how you believe.”

“Act the way you'd like to be and soon you'll be the way you'd like to act.” Bob Dylan: (May 24, 1941: is an American songwriter, singer, and artist)

Gospel Text: (MT 11:2-11)
When John the Baptist heard in prison of the works of the Christ,
he sent his disciples to Jesus with this question,
“Are you the one who is to come,
or should we look for another?”
Jesus said to them in reply,
“Go and tell John what you hear and see:
the blind regain their sight,
the lame walk,
lepers are cleansed,
the deaf hear,
the dead are raised,
and the poor have the good news proclaimed to them.
And blessed is the one who takes no offense at me.”

As they were going off,
Jesus began to speak to the crowds about John,
“What did you go out to the desert to see?
A reed swayed by the wind?
Then what did you go out to see?
Someone dressed in fine clothing?
Those who wear fine clothing are in royal palaces.
Then why did you go out? To see a prophet?
Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet.
This is the one about whom it is written:
Behold, I am sending my messenger ahead of you;
he will prepare your way before you.
Amen, I say to you,
among those born of women
there has been none greater than John the Baptist;
yet the least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.”

John the Baptist knew all too well that something is terribly wrong with the world and he came out to alert people then and us today that One was coming who could fix it.

A philosopher once said that there are three types of people in this world: 1. the Dreamers who conceive bright ideas but remain in the world of dreams and ideas; 2. the Planners who translate their dreams into programs and resolutions but remain only on paper and 3. the Doers who undertake a task, put their heart and soul into it until it is completed.

May there be more doers of the faith among us.

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